A Spotify initiative to fuel equality in the music industry
Together for change
EQUAL is a global Spotify program that supports women music through education, inspiration and networking opportunities, showing our commitment to women’s equity past the month of March.Learn more
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Our definition of women recognizes all women. All people who identify as women. All trans women. Always.
Since our launch in 2017, Equalizer has involved more than 100 songwriters, producers and industry professionals in networking sessions, the podcast, producer camps and more. We’ve had the privilege of welcoming some of the world’s greatest writers and producers on board, including Noonie Bao, Veronica Maggio, Katy Perry, Max Martin, Shellback, Kygo, Mabel, Linnea Henriksson and many, many more.
Since the EQUAL launch in 2021, Spotify has shined a spotlight on over 400 ambassadors in 184 markets, adding up to 13 million hours of listening of female artists, songwriters and producers through 35 playlists. As we reflect on EQUAL’s first year, we know there’s more work to be done and Spotify is committed to fostering equity in the music industry and beyond.
EQUAL is focused on giving female and non-binary songwriters and music producers support in their careers. However, we welcome all genders to join the journey towards equality, and invite facilitators, guest speakers and/or guests to our activities – no matter their gender.