Producer Camp #2
Stockholm, Sweden — October 11th, 2019
Giving artists tools and knowledge to take a greater role in the studio as producers.
To empower artists and songwriters in the studio, we started a music production course for female and non-binary creators. The second one took place at the Spotify HQ in Stockholm in the fall of 2019. Ten participants spent 6 days learning or brushing off their skills in basic vocal production, studio terminology and beat making as well as getting inspired by production secrets behind famous tracks.
The participants were female and non-binary artists in different genres and levels of knowledge in music production. We had the honor to welcome Linda Pira, Petra Marklund, Sarah Dawn Finer, Sabina Ddumba, Frida Öhrn, Amanda Winberg, Molly Hammar, Tiana Salmon, Bishat Araya and Silvana Imam.
Guest teachers included Rebecca & Fiona, Salem Al Fakir and Vincent Pontare, Jenny and Cecilia Vaz, Amr Badr, Maria Marcus and more.
Thanks to our partners Northbound Studios, RMV Studios and XLN.
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.