International Keychange Initiative Results In Manifesto For Change To Be Launched At European Parliament

The groundbreaking, international Keychange initiative led by the UK’s PRS Foundation launches a manifesto to unite the music industry, national governments, European Parliament and European Commission in positive action towards gender parity and a stronger future for music

Today, PRS Foundation’s Keychange initiative takes another landmark step towards achieving its goal of encouraging a gender balanced music industry worldwide. In collaboration with Keychange festival partners, Vanessa Reed (CEO of PRS Foundation and BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour’s 3rd Most Powerful Woman in Music 2018) will present a manifesto for change at the European Parliament in Brussels, with the aim of increasing and sustaining representation of women in the music industry.

Outlining the current gender gap in music, this manifesto is formulated from the achievements, ideas and suggestions of Keychange partners and participants which include 60 emerging female artists and innovators and 7 festivals from Europe and Canada who’ve been working together over the past 18 months.