ICMP's Sophie Daniels was among the leading academics and experts to visit Copenhagen to present at the Gendering Music Matter Conference

Taking place at the University of Copenhagen, the event brought together an international panel of speakers and researchers to showcase their ideas. 

Sophie's session explored her research, 'On Why We Write Songs. Songwriting, Equality and what we can learn from comparing across different areas of songwriting practice'.  

She was joined at the event by Vick Bain, Founder of the F-List, an initiative aimed at championing female talent and addressing gender inequality in the music industry.

Commenting on the event, Sophie said: "It was fantastic to visit Copenhagen University to present my research on gender equality in songwriting at this brilliant conference. I attended along with two colleagues from the F-List Research Hub also presenting, Vick Bain and Dr Metka Potocnik."


I am, as ever, so grateful for the collaboration, support and friendship of all the brilliant women I met there and furthering conversations around the challenges women face in today's music industry."

The conference aims to explore the mechanisms that promote or hinder equal participation for professionals in the music industry.

Other speakers at the event included Alice Masterson who gave a talk entitled, 'Music, memory culture and historical approaches' and Sally Anne Gross, author of 'Can Music Make You Sick?', who talked about gender and mental health in the Danish music industry. 

Jenna Brown's presentation focused on 'Whose Voice Is It Anyway? Exploring the Impact of Patriarchy and Feminism When Training and Caring for Singers'. 

Learn more about the speakers at the event.

Visit thef-listmusic.uk to find out more.

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