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Friday was International Women’s Day

As an industry we have a long way to go:

“The gender gap has grown over the past decade” – BBC News

As a sprouting folk, country and alternative record label, it’s something we are wanting to get right from the start. But how?Alberta Music hosted a panel Edmonton Women in Music on Friday which we attended. The panelists discussed how they had felt and experienced discrimination in the industry. But they saw positivity in future generations. Cassia Hardy from the band Wares implored us “To listen to youth, let them show us how to be more humane and inclusive.” Amanda Gregoire’s advised us to “Try to be a good human.”

“Try to be a good human” – Amanda Gregoire

The discussion can be watched in full here: https://www.facebook.com/albertamusic/videos/561867527649409/

Whilst the panel focused mainly on the live music aspect of the industry, we hope to apply some of the lessons and examples to the recorded music sphere.But as a small label, with plans to release only a handful of projects in this first year, it’s going to be hard for us to get this right.

Please share your thoughts. How can we get this right, from the start?

(Photo: Mariel Buckley at Station On Jasper. We are not affiliated with Mariel, but we do think she rocks)