Sony Music Publishing (SMP) has partnered with non-profit organization Girls Make Beats (GMB) to host a songwriting and composition workshop for young women in music.
This collaboration marks the launch of Sony Music Group’s second annual Beyond The Instrument program, an ongoing initiative “designed to develop the next generation of music industry leaders”, says SMP.
The project is supported by SMP songwriters and members of the Emmy-winning and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music collective.
SMP songwriters involved include Crystal Nicole, Caroline Ailin and Sarah Aarons, while Laurentia Editha, Adam Lukas, Christian Lundberg, Anze Rozman, Kara Talve and Denise Santos represented Bleeding Fingers Music.
During the workshop, 15 GMB-enrolled students created an original song and video score about female empowerment, SMP says, and provided the students with resources and exposure to industry music professionals. .
The workshop is part of a series of composition programs that aim to showcase the next generation of songwriters, composers, producers, DJs and sound engineers, SMP explains.
The second edition of the Beyond The Instrument program extends SMP’s relationship with Bleeding Fingers.
In 2020, the two institutions established a Screen Scoring Diversity Scholarship for Black composition students through the Screen Scoring Masters Program at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.
The scholarship, which was part of Sony Music Group’s $100 million Social Justice Fund, was organized to expand opportunities for black songwriters.
“Songwriting and composing are viable career paths that have traditionally been male-dominated fields.”
Tiffany Miranda, girls make beats
Tiffany Miranda, President and Founder of Girls Make Beats, said, “Songwriting and songwriting are viable career paths that have traditionally been male-dominated fields.
“We are both honored and thrilled to have our daughters mentored by the inspiring industry professionals of Sony Music Publishing and Bleeding Fingers to create a pipeline for the next generation of music creators.”
“Working with Girls Make Beats gives SMG the opportunity to continue its commitment to inspiring and preparing future leaders in music.”
Towalame Austin, Sony Music Group
Towalame Austin, Executive Vice President, Philanthropy and Social Impact, Sony Music Group, added: “We are delighted to relaunch our Beyond the Instrument program – expanded this year to provide exciting opportunities for aspiring songwriters and composers. .
“Working with Girls Make Beats gives SMG the opportunity to continue its commitment to inspiring and preparing future leaders in music – through the creative lens of our own songwriters.”
“The young talent behind the Girls Make Beats program is outstanding.”
Russell Emanuel, Sony Production Music
Russell Emanuel, President and CEO of Sony Production Music, said: “The young talent behind the Girls Make Beats program is exceptional and working with them is a rare privilege.
“It’s exhilarating to feel the raw energy and talent these girls bring to the table. The results speak for themselves.”The music industry around the world