Scuffed Recordings Announce New Development Program for Women & Non-Binary Producers
Scuffed Recordings have announced their latest project, an Artist Development Scheme aimed at women and non-binary producers, in the hopes of tackling the rife gender imbalances within music production and sound engineering.
The program, set to span over six months, will give the chosen musicians a chance to gain confidence in their skills, gain feedback from the Scuffed crew, learn about budgeting for production equipment and improve their musical knowledge. So far, Scuffed Recordings have announced India Jordan, LCY, Elkka, Roza Terenzi, Nikki Nair, Drum Thing and Farsigh as part of the scheme, with more artists to be announced.
“Over the three years we’ve been running the label, we’ve seen first-hand the huge gender disparity in producers working in electronic music," explain Scuffed founders, High Class Filter and Ian DPM. "Our artist development programme is our way of attempting to address this imbalance using the resources and industry knowledge available to us.”
The motivation behind the scheme follows from growing discrepancies within the music industry, with breadths of research continually evidencing a gender imbalance in roles of production and sound engineering. This program aims to be a step forward in correcting such imbalances and to give women and non-binary identities extra development within the field.
Applications are open now, via smarturl.it/ScuffedApplication, closing on the 19th of February. They are open for women and non-binary producers that have a basic knowledge of Logic or Ableton and are interested in a career in music.