Six Estonian artists and music industry professionals join the international gender equality programme Keychange

12 January 2023 Uncategorized

Keychange, the pioneering international initiative for gender equality in the music industry, welcomes 74 new faces to its 2023 talent development programme. Selected by industry and export experts as future leaders, the new cohort of artists and music industry professionals from 12 different countries will take part in a year-long programme, following an open call that received 830 applications.

Estonian talent is represented by singer-songwriter Maris Pihlap, alternative RnB artist manna and darkwave act Bedless Bones. Our music industry is represented by contemporary classical music professional Iti Teder, CEO of Urban Culture Entertainment agency Tanya Korenika and co-founder of Field Conspiracy label Paula Hakkaja.

Keychange is a pioneering international initiative which is transforming the future of music. By encouraging festivals and music organisations to pledge to have at least 50% women and minority genders in their programming, staffing and beyond, Keychange is creating a more gender-representative, and more inclusive music industry for present and future generations.

Keychange is led by Reeperbahn Festival, PRS Foundation and Musikcentrum Öst, supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, in partnership with Different Sounds, Tallinn Music Week, Iceland Airwaves, BIME, Oslo World, Linecheck/Music Innovation Hub, Ireland Music Week, SACEM, Sound City, Way Out West, MaMA Festival, MUTEK and Breakout West.

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