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Empowering women*
in electronic music

MusicHub's programme to uplift female, inter*, non-binary, trans* and agender electronic musicians

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Women* empower women* to elevate their careers in electronic music

The electronic music scene is full of talent - across styles, gender and backgrounds. Yet, women* are still underrepresented and often underestimated. Change is happening, but more pace and upwind is needed. Some female* electronic musicians have successfully gained a high reputation and are performing at big venues and festivals. It is about time that we multiply this effect and empower each other in a strong community of female* musicians.

About the empowerment programme

Four heroines of the electronic music scenes are keen on passing on their knowledge and experiences and share their achievements with other artists that don’t have access to individually tailored resources yet.

In guided MusicHub master classes that can be attended live online, the mentors will share their knowledge and valuable experience. Anja Schneider, Camea, Emilie Lindstrom and Aarti Kriplani will reflect on their careers in the electronic music scene and provide insights on how they tackled hurdles, gained success and overcame the bias of a male-dominated industry.

In addition, MusicHub offers a mentoring programme "Empowering women* in electronic music" to five selected female* electronic musicians. In private 1:1 sessions that can be held in person or online and will be one hour per session, the experienced female musicians Anja Schneider and Camea will mentor the five selected artists based on their individual needs.

The aim is to empower these emerging female* musicians to elevate their careers to the next level, grow their reach, engage their fans and secure new income streams

What the master classes & mentorings will cover

The topics will be addressed in the master classes. The mentors will dive deeper into these themes in the mentoring sessions - individually tailored to the mentees needs.

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Uplifting each other as women in tech and in the electronic music industry

Gaining confidence, shaping the mindset, finding your style & establishing a positioning as a female* electronic artists

Navigating the electronic music scene: crowdreading, promotion and more

Honing music production: envisioning, approaching, producing and mixing your track with the right knowledge and tools

Get to know the mentors

Anja Schneider
DJ, producer, radio broadcaster, label boss
(mentor for a master class and individual sessions)
Anja Schneider is a tireless creative force and mentor; recognised in 2021 with the award of a Honour Prize by The Berlin Music Commission for having had “an outstanding impact on the music scene.” Anja continues to operate as one of electronic music’s most vital artists, currently focused on multiple projects including her Sous Music record label, the main home for Anja’s own productions and avant garde artists she admires, and ‘Club Room’ an internationally syndicated weekly radio show. Equally at home in the studio as the DJ booth, Anja has a deep discography in excess of 100 productions published since 2005. A keen collaborator Anja has co-written with and remixed the likes of Catz & Dogz, Cassy, Pan-Pot, Nicole Moudaber, Rodriguez Jr., Sebo K, Sophie Hunger, Timo Maas, Soultrain, Stereo MC’s, Freestyle Man and Mindchatter. A steady but thoughtful flow of releases has followed, focusing on Anja’s sophisticated take on house and techno.
Electronic Musician (mentor for a master class and individual sessions)
Camea, Seattle born and Berlin-based electronic musician, provides a unique perspective to the world of Techno and House music, rooted in her classical music training, cinematic story telling and grunge roots. Her studio process includes Ableton, Native Instruments, analog synthesizers and drum machines. She has toured the world many times over as a DJ and released chart-topping music on labels like Kompakt/Speicher, Bpitch Control, Second State, Get Physical and many more, as well as running her own labels Neverwhere and Clink Recordings, and hosting her own radio show podcast.
Emilie Lindström
Product manager, transformative coach, yoga teacher (mentor for a master class)
Emilie is a Product Manager, Transformative Coach, Yoga Teacher and Thought Facilitator. With one foot in the tech world and the other in tree-pose, she’s balancing what she loves to do. Coaching humans to find their own rhythm and sway, to break free from the “should, must & can’t” and to start dancing with life
Aarti Kriplani
Lead Engineer, part-time lecturer and label manager
(mentor for a master class)
Aarti is a long-time software engineer, part-time lecturer and a very new label manager. For more than 13 years she has survived and thrived in a very male dominant world of tech. As a music lover and electronic music enthusiast, she sees similar patterns between women* in Tech and Music and aims to empower & improve women’s status in both these areas. She is also the organiser of this mentoring programme at MusicHub along with Ariane.


When and where do the master classes and mentoring sessions take place?

There will be three master classes that will be held remotely in September and October. The specific dates will be announced soon.

The mentoring can either take place in Berlin, or remotely.The mentoring session will take place in late summer / early autumn. The dates will be individually coordinated between the mentors and mentees, based on their schedule.

How to apply?

If you want to attend the master classes, apply for the mentoring sessions or secure your €48 discount on MusicHub Essential and the Beatport Add-on, just fill out the questionnaire and describe why you want to participate in the programme. If you want, you can also upload additional materials such as links to your social media, website, your music on the streaming platforms or a video message from you to us and the mentors.

You will be notified by email by the beginning of October if you are able to attend the Master Classes and if you have won a place in the mentoring session and/or a discount voucher.

The €48 discount does not apply to artists who use MusicHub as a GEMA member, as they can already use MusicHub Essential free of charge.

In case you have any questions, please reach out to hello@joinmusichub.de.

Application terms

Applicants should be minimum 18 years old, identify as female*, be active in the electronic music scene, have already or plan to release music to the streaming, download and social media platforms.

You can choose if you want to apply for the discount, the master classes, the mentoring programme, or all of them. Just select what you’re interested in.

Application is possible until 24th of September 2023. We cannot accept any application that will be handed in after this date.

Up to 500 applicants will be able to attend the master classes and up to 100 get the discount (when selected as their desired prize and applicable).

The mentees for the mentoring programme will be chosen based on:

1. their fit to the programme’s purpose, based on their answers intake questions (identifying as female*, being a musician in an electronic genre, etc.)

2. out of those fitting the purpose, the mentees will be picked by a random selector

What does female* mean?

We use the term female* to include female, lesbians, inter*, non-binary, trans* and agender electronic musicians.

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