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Future Female Sounds Launches European Female DJ Summit


For the first time ever, a two day summit, focused exclusively on female and gender minority DJs from all over Europe will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Gathering 35 DJs and music industry professionals, the project, which is supported by The European Union (Creative Europe programme) includes a survey, a summit, and a Digital DJ Guide. 


The European Female DJ Summit is produced by Future Female Sounds in partnership with female:pressure and SheSaidSo, and co-funded by The European Union. 


The summit will have a central focus of boosting talent, and leveraging skills within the disciplines of business, economics, management, digital skills, and visibility. 


The project launches with a regional survey, investigating the working conditions for female, non-binary, and gender minority DJs across Europe. 


“We really wanted to have more insight into the working conditions of womxn DJs across Europe. For example, we imagine that the gender pay gap will vary much from country to country, as will whether they have experienced discrimination based on their gender, sexuality, or cultural background.” 


The survey is followed by an Open Call, inviting DJs from 12 European countries, and 12 Danish DJs to the two day summit in Copenhagen, in June (dependent of Covid restrictions).

Activities will include keynote speeches, round table discussion and workshops, mentoring, and networking with emphasis on providing support and education on the subject of gender disparities within the music and events industry. The aim of the summit is to create a strong and supportive network within the European music industry, advocating for change in the structural gender inequality. 


Finally, a Digital DJ Guide will be an ‘industry handbook’ which gathers all of the data and knowledge from the summit, and an index guide where you can localize femme DJ networks, organizations, and collectives to connect with, as well as industry advice from top-liner DJs and music industry experts. The guide is aimed at strengthening the position of female, non-binary and gender minority DJs across Europe.