Updated: Mar 1, 2021
Future Female Sounds has started a new project to study and resolve challenges for female and non-binary DJs in Europe. The project consists of a survey and a summit in Copenhagen which hopes to produce a handbook that can help women succeed in becoming a DJ.
The survey launched by Future Female Sounds is meant to gather data on topics like how often female DJs get booked and what kind of gear they use. But also tough subjects like sexual harassment, sex or age discrimination and being booked purely as a token. If you identify as a female or non-binary and are a DJ, you can fill in the survey here. Mid-June Future Female Sounds hopes to organise the first ever European Female DJ Summit in Copenhagen. At the summit female and non-binary DJ’s will come together to discuss the future of being a DJ and share the skills needed. Research gathered at the summit and by the survey will be bundled into a digital DJ guide. Future Female Sounds aims to distribute this guide as wide as possible in hopes of inspiring more marginalised genders to pick up DJ'ing and give them the tools they need to succeed.
Future Female Sounds is a non-profit organisation, community, and booking agency founded in 2017 and based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Their goal is to make DJ'ing accessible to girls and those who identify as women. They do this by arranging DJ workshops, master classes and network meetings. During the pandemic, they have been primarily active on social media, posting tutorials and sharing promising up-and-coming female DJs.
For this project Future Female Sounds is working together with She Said So and Female Pressure and received funding from the EU. She Said So is a global community of women and gender minorities in the music industry. Female Pressure is an international network of female, transgender and non-binary artists in the fields of electronic music and digital arts. Both aim to improve the music industry for females and other gender-minorities.
Source: Resident Advisor