War Child UK and Abbey Road Studios announce ‘Day of the Girl’ music industry event

28th September 2021

War Child UK and Abbey Road Studios have announced details of their exclusive music industry day in celebration of Day of the Girl – a new initiative from War Child UK, using music to empower and give hope to young women caught in the crossfire of conflict.

Hosted in partnership with our Equalise program, the event will feature a keynote interview with BRITs Rising Star Griff, advocating equality of gender representation and access to the music industry, along with panel discussions hosted by Abbey Road Studios, shesaid.so, YouTube Music and the Music Managers Forum (MMF).

Attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to watch a host of panels and discussions in Abbey Road Studio’s legendary Studio Two, which has been home to recordings from artists such as Oasis, Adele and The Beatles.

Limited tickets are on sale now, priced at £15, via dayofthegirl.warchild.org.uk, the event will also be streamed on YouTube via Abbey Road Studios’ channel on Monday 11 October, 2021.
The full schedule includes a panel discussion with shesaid.so, who are a global community of women and gender minorities in the music industry who achieve their mission through community design, mentoring programs, networking, educational content and other industry opportunities. Their panel entitled ‘Self Empowered’ will look at how digital and direct to fan are changing the music industry.

A panel featuring YouTube Music and the MMF (Music Managers Forum) - MMF Presents: Meet The Music Managers – will cover key themes including music management as a career, the role of the music manager, celebrating success stories and building sustainability.

Abbey Road Studios managing director, Isabel Garvey, will lead a group discussion focused on the theme of Music Stories for Rebel Girls: “What I Would Tell My Teenage Self.

Abbey Road Studios managing director Isabel Garvey said: “It’s so important that girls understand a career in music doesn’t only mean being the talent. Music is a whole industry full of creatives, writers, engineers, business people, marketers, lawyers and much, much more. The many strands of the industry also mean there isn’t one single path into music and people from all walks of life with very different skill sets can thrive. My path into music was quite meandering so I’m hosting a panel of women with unusual journeys to inspire and ignite the imagination of young girls.”

Charlotte Nimmo, Head of Fundraising Engagement at War Child said: “We are thrilled to be launching Day of The Girl, and to be doing so with the weight of all these incredible people involved makes it all the more special and exciting. This initiative will really give us the opportunity to address and challenge some of the key issues impacting girls and young women today and help us raise the crucial funding we need to support children and girls affected by conflict. Girls are often disproportionately affected during the conflict cycle, and we need to be there to provide the services they need so that they can thrive and feel empowered - because these girls and young women could be leaders of the future”

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