Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys has always been about moving the culture forward. Since the beginning of her illustrious career, the “Superwoman” pianist has been a champion of women, especially for equality across the board. Continuing her fight, Keys is one of the faces of the She Is the Music to Power New Inclusion Initiatives for Women in Music, a partnership will Billboard.
Keys, along with Jody Gerson, Sam Kirby Yoh & Ann Mincieli have created a new non-profit entity to help spotlight the contributions of women in all aspects of the recording industry. According to Billboard, they have a goal of “increasing the number of women working in the global music industry, from songwriters and engineers to lighting directors and choreographers.”
Also, it’s reported that “The three initial pillars of She is the Music — which will provide resources and support for female-focused initiatives, as well as run its own programs — are all-female songwriting camps, an industry database of women creators and a mentorship program.”
Explaining her excitement over her role in the initiative, Keys said, “ This is really an empowering, powerful moment. It’s our opportunity to really open doors for so many other women. We want to thank Billboard coming in and partnering and spreading the word about this.”
She Is The Music will feature female songwriting camps across the country and The Global Industry Database will act as a resource to connect women in the fields of engineering, producing, songwriting, and live touring professionals. All apiring women can sign up at www.sheisthemusic.org.