Introducing ‘Keychange‘: a collaborative European programme led by PRS Foundation which empowers women to transform the music industry. The programme has announced it will support 60 female artists and innovators at  from across Europe, who will come together to form a network of female music creators and industry innovators. With those participants being announced at this year’s Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg.

Two Keychange launch events will take place at this year’s upcoming Reeperbahn Festival. On Thursday 21st September 2017 at 12.30pm – 1.30pm, an inaugural Keychange discussion panel will explore how to empower those who are under-represented, and how we can work together to accelerate change. On Friday 22nd September 2017 at 10.00am the highly anticipated unveiling of the 60 Keychange participants will take place at a press conference.

Spanning two years and backed by an innovation fund to help test new projects and ideas, Keychange will feature a series of showcases, discussions, collaborations, and a programme of creative labs at seven international festivals. Culminating in a final event in Brussels at the European Parliament in 2019, at which Keychange partners will present a manifesto for change.

This new and ambitious collaboration will work to promote the role of women in music. The long term goal is to ultimately transform Europe’s music industry for current and future generations by accelerating recognition of women’s artistic and economic value and empowering them to work together across European and international borders.

For more information on Keychange visit here and for PRS Foundation visit here.

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