Presentation: Keychange & Women Make Music
Casa MUTEK x Reebok
Becci Scotcher is the Senior Grants and Programmes Manager at PRS Foundation leading the planning, management and evaluation of all PRS Foundation’s grants and programme activities.
Becci arrives at the first edition of the 'MUTEK ES Symposium', to present two of the main projects driving change in the international music industry: Keychange & Women Make Music
Keychange is an international campaign which invests in emerging talent whilst encouraging music festivals, orchestras, conservatoires, broadcasters, concert halls, agents, record labels and all music organisations to sign up to a 50:50 gender balance pledge by 2022.
Is led by Reeperbahn Festival, PRS Foundation and Musikzentrum Öst, supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, in partnership with MUTEK, Tallinn Music Week, Iceland Airwaves, BIME, Oslo World, Linecheck/Music Innovation Hub, Ireland Music Week, SACEM, Liverpool Sound City, Way Out West, Spring Break, MAMA and Breakout West.
Keychange 2020 will support 74 participants each year. Selected through an Open Call process, the participants will be made up of music creators and innovative music industry professionals from Canada, Estonia, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.
ABOUT WOMEN MAKE MUSIC
Women Make Music is in association with AWAL and Glastry and supports the development of outstanding women, trans and non binary songwriters and composers of all genres and backgrounds at different stages of their career.
ABOUT PRS FOUNDATION
PRS Foundation is the UK's leading charitable funder of new music and talent development. Since 2000 PRS Foundation has given more than £32 million to over 6,800 new music initiatives by awarding grants and leading partnership programmes that support music sector development. Widely respected as an adventurous and proactive funding body, PRS Foundation supports an exceptional range of new music activity – from composer residencies and commissions to a network of talent development partners and showcases in the UK and overseas.