Danitsa, KT Gorique, Billie Bird, Black Sea Dahu, Emilie Zoé… to make the list is to be proud: there are many female talents on the French-speaking scene. Many, but still largely invisible: according to the association and platform HelvetiaRockt, the pop, rock and jazz scene is still occupied by only 15% of women and, for the production sector, this figure plunges to 2%. A crying imbalance that HelvetiaRockt has been working to correct for more than ten years, thanks in part to coaching workshops for composers and musicians.
Support, bring together, highlight: HelvetiaRockt is now infusing its missions into a new project. Music Directory, launched this week, is a national database of women, but also trans, intersex and non-binary people active in the Swiss music industry – on stage and backstage.
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With a simple search, adjustable by canton or profession, we thus come across dozens of profiles of artists but also of professionals in Swiss technique, management or music programming. “The objective is twofold: on the one hand, this digital tool makes it possible to make women and minorities visible in a very concrete way,” notes Elodie Romain, coordinator of the Music Directory campaign. On the other hand, it promotes interaction and networking in a safe space, at a time when it is particularly difficult to meet. ”
“We are here”
A precious working tool, Music Directory also wishes to reach enthusiasts – who may be the experts of tomorrow. “For a young person, discovering that Sophie Hunger’s technician is a woman, for example, will help her realize that it is possible,” underlines Elodie Romain. Positive models invite mimicry. ” A lack of examples which still hampers dreams. Jazz violinist (she will perform on October 30 at the Casino de Montbenon) and teacher, Yilian Cañizares, now listed by Music Directory, observes this every year. “My class is mainly made up of girls, but when you arrive in pro class, like on stage, you already see a lot less. I tell myself that this project is also concrete proof that we are here, that we are doing it! ”
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Being there, for Nadia Mitic, programmer at the Port Franc de Sion and co-founder of the Glad We Met agency, sometimes seemed like a battle. “When I was 20, it was still unimaginable to be an agent or a programmer. Women were to be found at the reception of artists, at the bar, at promotion. If I had known earlier that this career was open to me, perhaps the path would have been easier. ”
Nadia Mitic also hopes that this directory can serve as a guide for room managers when it comes to hiring new collaborators. “It’s a bit like cooking food: we always cook the same dishes because we have the ingredients at hand and we don’t need to think about it. On the contrary, the project may invite people to try new things! ” Namely, rich and diverse personalities for a more egalitarian music scene – the call is on. With a first objective for Music Directory: to reach a thousand profiles within a month.
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