Spotify launches global database for women working in music

Spotify has teamed up with non-profit organisation SoundGirls to launch the EQL Directory, a global database of women working in music.

SoundGirls is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding opportunities for girls and women in music.

Any professional around the world can add their name to the database.

Spotify and Secret Genius have also assembled a team of professionals to create a new EQL Advisory Board, including producer TRAKGIRL, Lauren D’Elia, Jin Jin, Kesha Lee, and Ali Tamposi.

The EQL Directory features resources from initiatives and organizations like the Audio Engineering Society, Beatz By Girlz, Equalizer Project, female:pressure, Gender Amplified, Girls Make Beats, Instituto Criar, Secret Genius,, SoundGirls in Mexico,, The 7% Series, Upfront Producer Network, Yorkshire Sound Women Network, and the Women’s Audio Mission.

Karrie Keyes, co-founder of SoundGirls and Pearl Jam’s long-time sound engineer, said: “[We] face the myth that there are not very many women or non-conforming people working in audio, and because of this people don’t even bother to look.

“The EQL Directory proves that this is not true.”

“We know that increasing equity for women in these fields is a complex problem to solve.”

Kerry Steib, Spotify

Kerry Steib, Spotify’s Director of Social Impact added: “SoundGirls already had this global directory of women in audio and production, and we came together to help them make it more beautiful, more useful, and more visible within the industry.

“We know that increasing equity for women in these fields is a complex problem to solve.

“We have to work with great partners across the industry and come together to create solutions.”

 Music Business Worldwide

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