ICMP is delighted to host it’s first ever Music Production Conference, Equalise.  

The conference will welcome a diverse, international array of music production experts and academics to speak and discuss a range of topics focussed on inclusivity with Music Production and education.  

The conference is also a unique opportunity to share ideas, trends, research and innovation in teaching approaches and best practices in music production education.    

Speakers will include members of The F-list Directory of Female+ Musicians, Tony Nwachukwu from All Change Arts, Art School Girlfriend, and Jamie Ford from Byta.  

Presentations and panel discussions will run throughout the event and delegates will finish their day continuing to exchange ideas at a drinks reception. 

There are limited reduced tickets for low-income households - please email james.rees@icmp.ac.uk

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Supported by


Free Plugins!

Get the Izotope Ozone Elements plugin and a copy of IK Multimedia’s Mix Box, worth over £200 - available to attendees.


10:00 • Welcome and Coffee

10:30 • Keynote: Intersectional Gender Barriers to Music Production: Practice, Research and Action

with Vick Bain, Sophie Daniels, Dr Metka Potočnik, Paula Wolfe, Kallie Marie and Polly Mackey.

11:45 • Break

12:00 • Breakout Sessions

Session 1:

Learning and Designing Sound Based Music: Enhancing Music Production Pedagogy in Higher Education 

with Hussein Boon


Session 2:


with Charlotte Hatherley 

13:00 • Lunch

13:45 • Keynote:

Music, Industry, Race and I 

In this conversation we explore how two Black African industry professionals continue to observe and navigate opportunities in music

with Tony Nwachukwu, Kwame Kwaten

14:45 • Breakout Sessions

Session 1:

Making marking fun? Using real-time audio feedback with assignments. 

with Scott Hewitt & Jason Ellis 


Session 2:

Byta is committed to providing knowledge free of charge in all that it does through #HowWeListen, to break down barriers in access to education and knowledge in the music ecosystem. 

with Jamie Ford – Byta 


Session 3:

Production Techniques: 

A range of views summarised from That 60s Recording Podcast Interviews

with Joe Montague 

15:45 • Break

16:15 • Drinks and Live Music

17:30 • Finish

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