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Both Sides Now is a large-scale initiative taking place across the North of England to support emerging female artists and up-and-coming industry professionals to transform the future of the music industry.

We want to create a growing network, deliver sustainable activity, and affect permanent change around the perception, opportunities and profiling of women in music, from the classroom, to the boardroom, to the stage.

The project is led by Brighter Sound, a creative music charity based in Manchester and working across the North and nationally. They believe music-making and creativity should be a central pillar in the lives of all children and young people, that emerging musicians should be supported to develop their artistic confidence and originality, and that the music landscape should be equal and diverse.

Music:Leeds are working to support the project in Leeds, and raise awareness of the event

Shiva Fesharaki Artist in Residence

Open Space event: Making gender equality in the music industry a reality... what can we all do?

Our ambition is, that as the Music:Leeds project and website grows, we will provide a focus and listing for all activity in Leeds that works to improve gender equality within Music in Leeds. For now, please see these excellent organisaitons and projects

Bomb The Twist
Come Play With Me
Girl Gang Leeds
Girls That Gig
Leeds Music Hub
Slut Drop
Studio 12
Yorkshire Sound Women Network