Spotify, Berklee Launch EQL Studio Residencies For Women Producers, Engineers [Apply Now]
Starting in October, the program will offer residencies in New York, Nashville, and London. During these paid six-month residencies, a participant in each city will work and gain access to networking and mentoring opportunities.
In New York, the resident will split her time between Electric Lady Studios and the Spotify Studios. In Nashville and London, residents will work out of the Spotify Secret Genius Studios, where we’ve shown our commitment to supporting emerging songwriters and producers.
"Women are underrepresented as artists, songwriters, engineers and producers,” says Kerry Steib, Spotify Director of Cultural Impact. “We have to use our resources to create opportunities to address this, and do it with great partners across the industry. This is just the beginning.”
"This exciting collaboration recognizes the many contributions women make in the music industry," says Darla Hanley, Dean of the Professional Education Division at Berklee. "We are happy to support and mentor the recipients of the EQL Studio Residency and look forward to sharing our expertise and many decades of combined experience across all corners of the industry with them.”
“Electric Lady is thrilled to partner with Spotify's EQL Studio Residency alongside Berklee College of Music in encouragement of more women in audio production, “ says Lee Foster, Partner/ General Manager Electric Lady Studios. We are strong supporters of this movement and look forward to meeting the next generation of women engineers and producers.”
Applications are now live and close at 5 p.m. EST on August 24.