Abbey Road Equalise International Women’s Day Festival

Hosted by industry leaders and rising talent, get ready for a week of free online talks, masterclasses and mentor sessions in the lead up to International Women’s Day 2021.

Hear from some of the music industry’s leading womxn and most exciting rising female talent about how they got started and their essential tips for success. The Abbey Road Equalise IWD Festival will also provide the opportunity to book free one-to-one mentoring sessions from a wide range of women who have carved a career in music beyond the recording studio and stage.

You can sign up for free to attend each of the panels, masterclasses and mentoring sessions below.


Schedule - 1-8 March 2021


The Panels & Masterclasses


Tuesday 2 March - 18:00-19:00PM GMT

Music Production 101 Masterclass with Abbey Road’s Marta Di Nozzi

Marta Di Nozzi, Senior Runner at Abbey Road Studios, will provide invaluable insight into her career path so far, the fundamentals of how a studio operates and the key skills and requirements you need to excel in the role. Marta will then give a short “how-to” Pro Tools session to give an understanding of how recording and mixing works, before opening up to a general Q and A with the live audience.

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Thursday 4 March - 18:00-19:00PM GMT

Becoming A Recording and Mixing Engineer with Fiona Cruickshank, Dani Bennett-Spragg and Charlie Deakin-Davies

Moderated by Keychange Ambassador and award-winning mastering engineer Darcy Proper, the panel will discuss their careers so far, challenges they’ve faced and overcome and tips for young female producers and engineers just getting started. The panel will then take questions from the live audience.

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Friday 5 March - 18:00-19:00PM GMT

The Path to Production with Georgia, Shura, Cosha and Hannah V

Moderated by Keychange Project Manager Maxie Gedge, the artist / producers will talk through their journey to where they are now, discussing how they’ve overcome any challenges they have faced as a womxn in the industry and their advice for up and coming young female producers. The session will then open up to questions from the live audience.

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Saturday 6 March - 16:00-17:00PM GMT

Music For Film Masterclass with Spitfire Audio’s Composer, Homay Schmitz

Spitfire Audio’s Homay Schmitz will guide you through writing a film cue using the Abbey Road One sample library. Learn about how to set up your session to score for picture, working to a brief, and how to begin writing the cue itself.

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Sunday 7 March - 16:00-17:00PM GMT

Becoming an Artist with Baby Queen, Hamzaa, Kali Claire and CLOVES. Moderated by BBC Radio's Abbie McCarthy

Moderated by BBC Radio 1’s Abbie McCarthy, Baby Queen, Hamzaa, Kali Claire and CLOVES will take the viewers through their journey and experiences of being an artist so far, and the advice they have for young womxn just starting out. The panel will then open for questions from the audience.

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Monday 8 March - 18:00-19:30PM GMT

Abbey Road Institute Panel Discussion: Getting Started in the Music Industry

Abbey Road Institute, the Studios’ education arm, is celebrating International Women’s Day with an all-female panel of Abbey Road Institute graduates who are now carving their careers within different areas of the music industry. From working in some of London’s most prestigious studios, freelancing as a producer or engineer to behind the scenes of a label and a hit show in the West End we’ll be diving into what these jobs involve and how you might get there.

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Mentoring Sessions

Not everyone wants to be an artist, producer or engineer. But that doesn’t mean you can’t work in music. We’ve assembled a cast of women who have forged a career within the music industry, so you can explore some of the different roles that exist and benefit from 121 mentoring to help you get started.

From artist management, PR and the role of a live agent, to marketing, promotions, artist relations, events and running a label and studio, we’re joined by friends from 0207 Def Jam, Decca, Mother Artists, Motown UK, Murray Chalmers PR, Polydor and Universal Music. Scroll to the foot of the page to see our list of mentors

To apply, send us a short video to explaining who you’d like to meet, the reason why and what you’d hope to get from the session.
To apply, send us a short video to explaining who you’d like to meet, the reason why and what you’d hope to get from the session.

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Please note that Abbey Road is a working studio and business and as such, is not open to the general public for visits or tours. For information on vacancies and internships in the UK, please visit the Universal Music website.

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