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In partnership with Help Musicians UK,  Thursday 9th March marked the inaugural ‘Yes She Can’ panel event in aid of the UN ‘He For She’ campaign. The aim of the event, organised by ‘Can You CIC It?,’ was to give young women aged 18-25 a chance to find out more about the routes into some of the more under-represented roles within the music industry. CYCI? was founded by Sybil Bell – founder of Independent Venue Week –  and Chloe Ward to provide opportunities for anyone who wants to work and/or perform in the music industry, but who may not be able to access these by formal means such as university or through pre-existing connections.

Panel experts ranged from recording engineers, venue managers, BBC journalists to studio technicians, with practical advice as to how to break into the industry as a young woman. Guest speakers included Assistant Producer at BBC Radio 6 Music Helen Hobday, who humorously suggested that she achieved success through “just turning up every day”, and Guildford Boileroom’s Dominique Frazer, who urges young women to “dig in” and be prepared to work hard. The audience, comprising mainly young women starting out in their careers, were asking all the right questions and seemed engaged throughout the day’s events.

Diversity and representation in the music industry was the main issue tackled throughout the day’s events, and men were not excluded from the dialogue. Wizdom Layne spoke about how to identify a ‘good, bad or god’ opportunity and make effective choices to enable success in your life and career. Musician Kris Halpin demonstrated his gloves, wearable music technology created in collaboration with singer Imogen Heap and disability charity Drake Music.

Later, guests were treated to a talk from London’s Night Czar, performer Amy Lamé, who spoke about the effects of having a 24-hour London and what that would mean for employment opportunities, before there was a chance for attendees to network over pizza, and discuss the afternoon with industry professionals.

It is hoped that events like this one can be repeated in the future, and it will be exciting to see what CYCI? work on next to provide young people with advice and a chance to network with people keen to help out the next generation.

(Written on March 10, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, local authority arts services in the UK continue to be cut, Bataclan reopens for Sting during emotional night in Paris, and San Francisco Symphony begins first tour to Korea. Also, Christoph Eschenbach is awarded Hindemith-Prize and musicians of Elbphilharmonie Hamburg start moving into new building.


Local authority arts services continue to be cut

Local authorities are expected to spend 13% less on arts services this year than in 2015/16 as they struggle to cope with cuts from central government, according to estimates by Arts Development UK (ADUK).


Bataclan reopens for Sting in emotional night in Paris

Almost a year to the day since 90 music lovers were gunned down by jihadists inside the Bataclan concert hall, the venue reopened on Saturday with the owners saying the show must go on.

Music Business Worldwide

What does the music business want from London’s new ‘Night Czar’?

If you didn’t know, London has a new Night Czar. What’s a Night Czar? Well, it’s like a Mayor for the night-time. But it’s definitely not a Night Mayor, because that doesn’t sound quite right.

The Violin Channel

Grzegorz Kotow – “From Quartet Violinist to Artist Manager”

Former Szymanowski Quartet violinist Grzegorz Kotow talks us through his transition from quartet life to that of an artist manager.


On SF Symphony’s First Trip to Korea, a Family Legacy Comes Full Circle

As the San Francisco Symphony begins its first tour to Korea, one of the most dramatic East-meets-West stories in the music world remains largely unknown.

Dirigent Christoph Eschenbach mit Hindemith-Preis ausgezeichnet

Die mit 10.000 Euro dotierte Ehrung der Stadt Hanau wurde ihm für seine Deutung von Werken des Komponisten Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) verliehen. Mit seinem weltweiten Ansehen, das er für seine musikalischen Fähigkeiten genieße, sei Eschenbach ein würdiger Preisträger.


Vier Institutionen neu auf Roter Liste des Kulturrats

Vier Institutionen sind neu auf der Roten Liste der gefährdeten Kultureinrichtungen. Wie der Deutsche Kulturrat am Freitag mitteilte, sieht er das Schloss Freienwalde in Brandenburg und das Eldorado-Kino in München als akut gefährdet.

Musik Heute

Musiker stellen Elbphilharmonie-Backstagebereich vor

“Das ist wie ein neues Zuhause. So etwas hatten wir noch nie”, schwärmte Hornist Dave Claessen des NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchesters in einem der sieben Stimmzimmer der Elbphilharmonie mit Blick auf die Elbe. Nach der ersten Probe im neuen Konzertsaal seien Tränen geflossen.


Music History @today_classical in 1805 Birth of German Fanny HENSEL @klassikcom Österreichisches Ehrenkreuz für ehemaligen Salzburger Intendanten Sven-Eric Bechtolf

Music History @today_classical in 1778 Birth of German pianist and Johann Nepomuk

Credit @ The Local France.

Credit @ The Local France.

(Written on November 14, 2016 )