Yesterday PRS for Music Foundation announced the fifteen women being supported by their second round of Women Make Music, adding to the first round of 13 women announced in August.
Launched on International Women’s Day 2011, Women Make Music saw an overwhelming number of women apply. Its supporters include Imogen Heap, who said:
“I know they’re out there [female music creators]. I’ve met and heard of a few, but would love to know more and hear more as we’re only hearing one side of the story.”
The participants include Cheryl Frances-Hoad, commissioned by Onyx Brass to create new sounds for brass ensemble, Sarah Gillespie, creating a narrative piece using guitar, double bass, clarinet and song and Laura Mvula, commissioned by Black Voices UK, an all-female a capella group vocal group.
For further details and a full list of artists supported go to the Women Make Music page of the PRS For Music Foundation website.
See Sarah Gillespie performing at The Vortex, Dalston here: