Five music news stories from around the web (12/4/19)

1. Parents and carers more likely to leave the music industry PiPA survey finds

A recent survey of 2500 workers by Parents and Carers in Performing Arts (PiPA) has found that ‘parents and carers are far more likely to leave the industry than those without caring responsibilities, leading to a drain in talent and reduced diversity in the performing arts’ reported Music Week.

2. Women in the music industry are still outnumbered by male colleagues at executive level

Continuing on last week’s story on the gender pay gap at major record labels, IQ Magazine reported that women still have a long way to go until they reach equality at executive level.

3. Femme Culture release charity compilation for UN Women HeForShe campaign

DIY Collective have teamed up with UN Women to release a compilation in celebration of gender equality and women’s empowerment to raise money for UN Women HeForShe campaign. All proceed from the release will be donated to HeForShe x UN Women charity. Read more on Mixmag.

4. DICE Girls Music Week

NME said that ticketing platform DICE have been holding a Girls Music Week this week, an extension of Girls Music Day in 2018. The week-long event features panels, live broadcasts, masterclasses, and a gig.

5. WXMB2 to hold free event for Record Store Day in Spitalfields

All-female collective WXMB2 have organised a free wxmen-only record fair for Record Store Day on 13 April at Second Home Spitalfields. The record fair will be followed by talks on running a label and process of pressing vinyl and beatmatching.

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