EQUAL Care Sessions
Online — September 12th, 2022
EQUAL Nordics invites 30 female artists, songwriters and producers from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland to take part in EQUAL Care Sessions.
Care Sessions are virtual group meetings with the goal of strengthening the minds of music creatives, all under the guidance of the certified psychologist Rosana Corbacho. A safe space for female music creatives to connect, share and learn from each other.
“The goal of group therapy is to help feeling connected, understood and to collaborate. We use a wide range of psychological tools that are very effective for productivity, creativity and treating early stages of the most common issues in our industry like depression, anxiety and burnout”, says certified psychologist Rosana Corbacho
About Rosana Corbacho
Rosana Corbacho is a clinical and humanistic psychologist specialized in the music industry. In addition to working in therapy, she has experience from various roles in the music industry that finally lead her to found M.I. Therapy. Rosana is working with therapy treatment for music creatives and business professionals and raising awareness of mental health in the music industry.
At her practice, she focuses on addiction, anxiety, depression and other disorders treatment as well as personal development for both music creatives and other people in the music industry. She works with single clients, artists, bands or group therapy.
Apart from being the Health Co-chair of AFEM, Rosana has been invited to talk and hold workshops at Berklee University, Primavera Sound, Mutek, ADE, BIME amongst others. Some of her recent work included Tunecore´s in-house Mental Health Awareness Month and Berklee University Valencia Campus Mental Health Awareness Week. She is part of MITC, a group of psychotherapists and counsellors with a broad range of music industry experience and a variety of therapeutic trainings, orientations and specialisms based in the UK and US. She is an active member of SheSaid.So and Keychange as well as a mentor at she.grows.
WORDS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS
“It was a pretty emotional experience but it was so comforting hearing other creatives stories and sharing things we rarely talk about in depth with others. Like a little support group!”
– Bishat (Artist & Songwriter)
“Starting the conversation about mental health is hard and scary but also the key to make a change. Sharing stories and listening to other people’s stories really touched me and made me feel less alone. I hope the care sessions continue and grow cause it really is such a great, beautiful and important initiative!”
– SHY Martin (Artist & Songwriter)
“It was wonderful in every way!”
– Joy (Artist & Songwriter)
The sessions will be held in English.
Maximum 15 participants per group.
WHO CAN JOIN?
- If you identify as a woman and are a songwriter, producer or/and artist in the music industry.
- If you are living in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland or Iceland.
The sessions are 2h long and held on three occasions. Make sure you are available on all three dates before applying.
Monday 12th sep, 11.00 – 13.00 CET
Monday 19th sep, 11.00 – 13.00 CET
Monday 26th sep, 11.00 – 13.00 CET
Monday 12th sep, 16.00 – 18.00 CET
Monday 19th sep, 16.00 – 18.00 CET
Monday 26th sep, 16.00 – 18.00 CET
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.