Stockholm, Sweden — June 12th, 2017
Spotify, the industry association Musikförläggarna and MXM Music invited the Swedish music industry to raise the discussion about gender equality among songwriters and producers - two professional roles in the music industry that are still male-dominated.
Together Spotify, the industry association Musikförläggarna and MXM Music started off the Equalizer Project in 2017 by lifting up the discussion around gender equality behind the music at an industry seminar in Stockholm. On stage was Spotify founder Daniel Ek, music producer Max Martin, CEO of Musikförläggarna Elisabet Widlund, the Grammis awarded producer Jenny Wilson, producers and artists Jenny and Cecilia Vaz, music journalist Annah Björk and media analyst expert Tina Sayed Nestius.
With female we refer to anyone who identifies as female, cis or trans. With non-binary we refer to anyone who identifies outside the gender binary.
Since it launched in 2017, Equalizer has involved more than 100 songwriters, producers and industry professionals in networking sessions, the podcast, producer camps and more. We’ve had the privilege of welcoming some of the world’s greatest writers and producers on board, including Noonie Bao, Veronica Maggio, Katy Perry, Max Martin, Shellback, Kygo, Mabel, Linnea Henriksson and many, many more.
Equalizer is focused on giving female and non-binary songwriters and music producers support in their careers. However, we welcome all genders to join the journey towards equality, and invite facilitators, guest speakers and/or guests to our activities – no matter their gender.