The online Academy is born from the We Are The Unheard Campaign, and is funded by The Arts Council and supported by leading music industry software and hardware company Ableton, the MU, Help Musicians and Why Not Her.
Why is this programme needed?
The aim of WATUA (We Are The Unheard Academy) is to be accessible to gender minorities and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. To offer training and support from beginner to career and help improve the percentages of female identifying producers and songwriters in the Music Industry.
Women make up around 20% of all musical artists, yet only 2% of women are music producers. Even though there are plenty of talented female producers creating amazing work, male producers and artists continue to increase and dominate the music industry.
WATUA aims to address this disparity by delivering an 8-week Introduction to Ableton online program.
During this program, participants have the opportunity to attend 3 in-person masterclasses/events where they can network, collaborate and connect with industry professionals.
For more information, including module content and to sign up for a place, visit WATUA’s official event page.
The programme is completely funded. All participants are required to do is purchase a WATUA hoodie and promote on socials to pay it forward.
Date: From 29 September, 2 hours per week for 8 weeks.
Venue: Online via Zoom. There will also be 3 in person networking events in London, with masterclasses from industry professionals.
All participants attending in-person events will have childcare costs covered and those travelling from outside of London will have travel costs covered.
Participant eligibility: Those who identify as female, non-binary, trans woman. Age 18+.
Contact details: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or use the WATUA’s contact page.
About the Founder
WATUA was founded by Eve Horne. Eve is an Award-Winning Creative Mentor and Advisor. She has over 20 years' experience in the Music Industry as a Singer, Songwriter and Producer. She is the founder of PeakMusicUK and the UNHEARD Campaign which demands equality for women in the Music Industry.
“I am so proud and grateful to be able to deliver this program to female identifying producers. It is important to me that I do everything within my power to help change these abysmal statistics so we can finally focus on the beauty of creating.”