After the EBU Music community's launch of Women In Music Days last year, in conjunction with UNESCO's International Women's Day on 8 March, a number of events are scheduled in 2021.
Together with our Keychange colleagues, we are preparing a panel session that will echo the 2021 International Women’s Day’s special #choosetochallenge theme. How are radio music public channels challenging themselves to help forge a gender-equal radio music world? How are they celebrating the work of creative women and engaging with audiences on this topic? The panel will discuss sustainable initiatives and policies, but there will also be an opportunity for women musicians actively involved in the media world to weigh in on this and other crucial issues.
Podcast Women in Music
Danish Radio has conceived and produced a podcast series on women composers that is available to all EBU Member radio organizations. This EBU project contains, in total, 24 short postcards as well as four ca 30-minute episodes focusing on the lives and challenges of female composers and sharing their personal stories and remarkable journeys. To date, 18 radio organizations are adapting and broadcasting the content to mark International Women’s Day.
This a project initiated by the IMC last autumn, replacing the International Rostrum of Composers during the pandemic. There are two ways to learn more about it: consult the IMC webpage, or discover the interview that our Senior Translator and Music Editor Richard Cole did with Davide Grosso and Silja Fischer. The offer can be found in MUS.
This interesting series of short interviews features 30 leading figures in music talking about the women composers whose music changed their worlds. For example, Cédric Tiberghien and Lili Boulanger, Sofi Jeannin and Hildegard von Bingen, or Marin Alsop and Jennifer Higdon.