This event aims to give female, trans and non-binary artists a chance to hear from leading music industry professionals on developing your artistic vision, making your art financially sustainable and looking after your creative & mental health in between. This will be in the form of an Industry Panel & an Artist Spotlight, ending with a social to meet & share music with panelists and each other.
Āliyah Husna they/them Producer, DJ, Educator, Performer, Community Facilitator
As a queer, non-binary, disabled person of colour, Āliyah sees creativity and community as powerful tools to create transformative experiences and facilitate collective joy, healing, and empowerment. Āliyah is a trainer and consultant with the Good Night Out Campaign, where they bring to life their passion for progressing nightlife, following from their background in campaigning and social change. As a DJ they are a regular in the London club and rave scene, as well as holding residencies at Netil Radio and at Voices Radio, where they also work as a Radio Producer. Āliyah has worked with organisations such as Resident Advisor, Mind, and Attitude is Everything, and they have worked on a range of festivals, live events, educational panels, creative workshops, and exhibitions on both large-scale and grassroots levels.
Vidhi Gandhi she/her
Tiger Hagino Reid she/her
Charlie Dark he/him
Vidhi Gandhi A&R, Artist Management Vidhi is an Artist Manager and A&R at TMWRK - a leading artist management company and record label representing Animal Collective, TV on the Radio, Yellow Days, Diplo and Major Lazer, producer Ariel Rechtshaid amongst others.
Tiger Hagino Reid Release Campaign Strategy, Label Project Manager Tiger is a freelance music release campaign strategist and artist manager. Her roster includes being Global Project Manager for Yaeji at XL Recordings, as well as heading up International Projects for Dirty Hit with Rina Sawayama. She also manages Malaysian-British artist & instrumentalist Lucinda Chua, and has recently co-founded a collective named ‘ESEA Music’, which aims to connect East & Southeast Asian artists and professionals within the music industry.
Charlie Dark DJ, Poet, Founder of ‘Run Dem Crew’ Alongside Charlie’s successful career as a DJ and founder of the influential movement ‘Run Dem Crew’, he’s a poet, mentor, yoga teacher, community builder and a global Lululemon ambassador.
Henjila is a 19 year old singer-songwriter of indigenous Nepalese descent from Sandhurst, England. Unconfined to one genre, Henjila has effortlessly traversed bedroom/indie pop, disco and rock, tackling themes such as the delicacy of relationships in her aptly received debut single, ‘Paperboy’, and frankly voicing her condemnation of deep rooted social issues such as violence against women and racism in her poignant, ‘Yellow Face’, and feature collaboration with London Arts Collective DENK.KO_ on, ‘Mama Said’.
“I draw on different personas to provide voicings for each song I write, depending on my moods and emotions, I work through different genres by rooting my approach in the eclectic music that I grew up with... I U , Amy Winehouse, Miki Matsubara, Corinne Bailey Rae, and The Spice Girls are women that I channel. My taste is ever-changing and that is reflected in my music”.
The Studio, 4th Floor Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd London E1 6LA
Spaces for the event will be prioritised for people who identify as female, trans & non-binary. Attendees are welcome to bring along an ally who does not fit the aforementioned groups.
Kindly supported by: Guildhall School of Music & Drama Ableton