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Clara Amfo, The Big Moon, Denai Moore and more join DICE's Girls Music Day

24 February 2016, 15:38 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

With females being the minority throughout the music industry, DICE have introduced Girls Music Day, which will encourage young women to take a path in a music-based career.

DICE also shared a few worrying figures highlighting the issue:

- Coachella hasn’t had a solo female headliner since Bjork in 2007

- In 2015 the Guardian found that, of the UK's top 12 festivals, 86% of the artists advertised were men

- Of the 95,000 songwriters, composers and publishers that are members of the Performing Rights Society, only 13% are female

- Music industry related jobs are 67.8% male to 32.2% female according to a Creative & Cultural Skills investigation

- Only 9% of Billboard's Power 100 list are women

The day will include discussions, lectures and Q&As with some influential women within the industry, including Clara Amfo, The Big Moon's Fern Ford, Lauren Aquilina and Denai Moore. The day will also include appearances from Transgressive Records, Rough Trade, Because Music, and DICE themselves. The plan is to encourage young women to join the music industry, offer advice about how to get into the industry, and share how the guest speakers got there themselves. It's not to be missed!

Girls Music Day will take place at Sonos Studios in Shoreditch between 10am and 4pm on 12 March. You can sign up to the free event here.

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