Moving The Needle launches for women in the UK music industry


There’s a new group in the UK that aims to support women entering the music industry. It’s called Moving The Needle, and is launching ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March.

The group is planning to offer a mixture of mentorship, training, events and networking to young women “of all backgrounds, ethnicities and personality types”.

Among the founders are Key Production Group CEO Karen Emanuel; VoiceBox Consulting CEO Silvia Montello; Getahead CEO Jenni Cochrane; Positive Subversion managing director Síofra McComb; Music For Nations label head Julie Weir; and journalist and BIMM educator Jen Otter Bickerdike.

“We’ll be telling young women at schools and colleges about the rich array of roles on offer. They may only know about the roles traditionally associated with women, such as PR and marketing,” said Weir in a statement. “We want to support young women to come into areas of music normally associated with men if they want to. Why shouldn’t an engineering role for a label be suitable for a woman?” added McComb.

Written by: Stuart Dredge