On November 15th the team behind Boudica launches its first music conference in London with the main focus to inspire more womxn and non-binary people to become involved in the music industry.
Boudica is an event-based group in London that also runs a radio show, a podcast and a vinyl record label.
The event will be a day of educational panels and streamed DJ sets from The Freemasons Hall.
The main focus of the project is to inspire more Womxn and non-binary people to become involved in the music industry by delivering content from professionals they align with. The conference will be lead by a variety of working industry professionals to give insight into what their roles involve and the challenges they face working within the industry.
This not-for-profit event will be free to attend, aiming to bring positivity and a sense of collectiveness throughout gender minorities working in music.
Keychange, The AIM, The Musicians Union, The Featured Artist Coalition, London Sound Academy, Pioneer, The Weird and The Wonderful and Mixcloud are already involved in this project as media partners and also by joining/hosting some of the panels.
The event has also been promoted by the Mayor of London Office and its Culture team.
The line-up for the DJs on the day is:
Object Blue (Rinse FM)
Proteus (Kaos London)
Samantha Togni (Boudica)
Below is the panel schedule for the event:
11:00- 12:00 Mental Health and Well-Being.
How COVID and this year events have affected the overall well-being of people working in the music industry and how musicians, especially those belonging to minorities, can face unique challenges that leave them particularly vulnerable.
Hosted by The Musicians Union
John Shortell (The Musicians Union)
Sital Panesar (MusicaTherapy / Music Support)
Ali Hill (Music Industry Therapists / Mindful Music)
Helena Star (Foundation FM)
Chula Goonewardene (CM Therapy / AzuraMinds)
Samantha Togni (The Musicians Union / Boudica)
12:00-13:00 Press, PR, social media and the importance of an artist’s online presence.
How traditional ways have been bypassed and ways to move forward after this radical year.
Hosted by AIM
Sarah Story (The Little Pink Book / Capital)
Amanda Freeman (Freeman PR)
Alice Browne (The Prizm Network)
Frankie Davison (Stereo Sancity)
Laura Bruneau (BMG UK)
Bee Adamic (Liberty PR)
13:00-14:00 A conversation exploring the disparity of gender throughout the music industry and how crucial having role models is for young people’s confidence.
Hosted By Keychange
Magdalena Jensen (Keychange)
Shauni Caballero (The Go 2 Agency)
Cori Chinnici (AWAL / The MMF)
Faux Naïf (Mother Superior / M II M)
14:00-15:00 How communities have adapted to the lockdown, how plans have shifted during 2020 and what have they done to re-invent themselves.
Demetra Georgiu (London Sound Academy)
Luna Cohen-Solal (Warner Records)
Fayann Smith (October Collective)
Alice Whittington (Soundway Records)
Lewis G Burton (Inferno)
You can purchase your free tickets for the Boudica Conference streaming here
Full Boudica Conference line- up and programme on RA can be found here