Equalizer Care Sessions
Online — October 12th, 2021
In late spring of 2021, 20 female and non-binary artists, songwriters and producers from the Nordics signed up to join Equalizer Care Sessions – virtual group meetings with the goal of strengthening the minds of music creatives, all under the guidance of the certified psychologist Rosana Corbacho. The goal was to create a safe space for women and non-binary music creatives to connect.
We are excited to once again partner with psychologist Rosana Corbacho from M.I. Therapy for ‘Equalizer Care Sessions’.
“Group therapy's goal is to help feeling connected, not alone, 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 in Madrid, 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 therapy sessions for high tier UK and US Tour Managers at The Back Lounge Music Touring and Events Group. Some of her most recent conferences were Balancing Your Life in the Music Industry, at INO Con Music and Tech Conference, Berklee College of Music and “Music and Psychology for your Career”, at UFI, Union Fonográfica Independiente (Independent Labels Associated).
“It was wonderful in every way!”
– Joy (Artist & Songwriter)
“It was great being able to show vulnerability and share your struggles in a safe space, learning you’re not alone in it. Something I find very rare in this industry!”
– Raindear (Artist, Songwriter & Producer)
“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)
“Care Sessions gave me the insights to be able to reflect around all the struggles I go through as an artist. The group made me feel less alone.”
– Maydar (Artist, Songwriter & Producer)
The sessions will be held in English. Maximum 10 participants per group.
Apply to the Care Sessions below.
UPDATE: Group 2 is full! It’s possible to be added to the waiting list, just apply below as usual and you will get on the waiting list automatically.
WHO CAN JOIN?
- If you are identifying as a woman or non-binary and a songwriter, producer or artist in the music industry.
- If you are living in the Nordics (Sweden, Denmark, Norway or Finland)
The same group will be attending all three sessions so make sure you are available all three dates before applying.
Group 1 (FULL!)
Tuesday, October 12th at 10.00-12.00 CET
Tuesday, October 19th at 10.00-12.00 CET
Tuesday, October 26th at 10.00-12.00 CET
Group 2 (FULL!)
Tuesday, November 2th at 10.00-12.00 CET
Tuesday, November 9th at 10.00-12.00 CET
Tuesday, November 16th at 10.00-12.00 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.