The team behind Boudica launches its first music conference. The event will be a day of educational panels and streamed DJ sets from The Freemasons Hall. “The main focus of the project is to inspire more womxn and non-binary people to become involved in the music industry, we believe that visibility is key”. – Samantha Togni.

Panels program

11:00- 12:00 Mental Health and Well-Being.
How COVID and this year events have affected the overall well-being of people working in the music industry and how musicians, especially those belonging to minorities, can face unique challenges that leave them particularly vulnerable.

Hosted by The Musicians Union

John Shortell (The Musicians Union)
Sital Panesar (MusicaTherapy / Music Support)
Ali Hill (Music Support / Mindful Music)
Samantha Togni (The Musicians Union / Boudica)

12:00-13:00 Press, PR, social media and the importance of an artist’s online presence.
How traditional ways have been bypassed and ways to move forward after this radical year.

Hosted by AIM

Sarah Story (The Little Pink Book / Capital)
Amanda Freeman (Freeman PR)
Abigail White (For The Record PR)
Sinead Mills (Practise Music)

13:00-14:00 A conversation exploring the disparity of gender throughout the music industry and how crucial having role models is for young people’s confidence.

Hosted By Keychange

Magdalena Jensen (Keychange)
Syreeta (He.She.They)
Shauni Caballero (The Go 2 Agency)
Cori Chinnici (AWAL / The MMF)
Faux Naïf (Mother Superior / M II M)

14:00-15:00 How communities have adapted to the lockdown, how plans have shifted during 2020 and what have they done to re-invent themselves.

Hosted by Boudica

Demetra Georgiu (London Sound Academy)
Sophia Kearney (He.She.They / The Weird and The Wonderful)
Fayann Smith (October Collective)
Alice Whittington (Soundway Records)
Lewis G Burton (Inferno)


15:00 – 16:00 Samantha Togni
16:00 – 17:00 Proteus
17:00 – 18:00 Tasha
18:00 – 19:00 Object blue

What? Boudica Music Conference
Where? Live stream from the Freemasons Hall, London
When? November 15th
Tickets are free – get them here