Hit Like A Girl and SoundGirls.org, leading organizations in the effort to grow the girl, woman and non-binary music communities, have announced a new collaboration that will add impact to Hit Like A Girl X, the 10th annual edition of the groundbreaking contest for female drummers and beat makers. In addition to sharing SoundGirls’ educational content about tuning, miking and recording acoustic and electronic drums on the HLAG-X website, SoundGirls members have been added to the judging panels for HLAG-X drumset and beatmaking categories. The group is also contributing lessons and seminars from SoundGirls mentors as contest prizes and awards.
“It is so important to be multi-versed in music production and we are excited to provide tools for drummers to learn how to record and produce their own music,” says SoundGirls co-founder Karrie Keyes. “With current events forcing many players and programmers to become sound engineers, we are happy to take advantage of the opportunity to work with Hit Like A Girl.”
Adds Hit Like A Girl Executive Director, David Levine, “Our organizations share a common goal to encourage a higher level of participation as well as a higher level of contribution to music by women. Providing the Hit Like A Girl community with additional knowledge and support from such a reliable source will only accelerate the process.”
SoundGirls was established in 2013 to provide a support network for women and non-binary people working in the professional audio industry and to assist those with a drive to be successful in audio. The organization supports girls, women and marginalized groups working in professional audio and music production by:
- Highlighting their success and providing a place for them to connect, network and share advice and experiences.
- Providing support, career development and tools to help those working in the field advance in their career.
- Working to inspire and empower young women and girls to enter the world of professional audio and music production.
- Seeking to expand opportunities for girls and women in these fields and to share resources and knowledge through cooperation, collaboration and diversity.
To learn more, visit www.soundgirls.org.