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Vanessa Reed
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Vanessa Reed

CEO | PRS Foundation (GBR)

Vanessa heads up the UK's leading funder of new music and talent development where she's launched numerous award-winning talent development programmes for music creators of all backgrounds. This includes the pioneering Momentum, Keychange and New Music Biennial programmes. In 2017 Vanessa was awarded a Fellowship by Leeds College of Music and accepted Music Week’s Outstanding Contribution to Charity Award for PRS Foundation. In 2018, Vanessa was recognised on the BBC Woman’s Hour Power List as the 3rd most influential woman in the music industry after Beyonce and Taylor Swift.

Speakerslots at c/o pop Convention 2019:

Thursday 02.05

10:30 - 11:45

Power to the Women! (ENGL.)

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Keynote Vanessa Reed: Hear from Keychange Founder Vanessa Reed about the story behind this pioneering international gender balance campaign, why it's so important and how more of the music industry could get involved in this growing movement for change

Keynote Desiree Vach: Power to the Women!" will give focus upon a specific aspect of the music scene: the women working in the industry.Although being perceived as diverse and open-minded, the music industry has to struggle with gender-related preconceptions regarding the underrepresentation of women.Although the industry started to try to deal with this in many cases recently, where are the substantial changes, which it needs urgently?We will approach the situation with an update on the current status quo and overview how to continue shaping the presence to make sure we are changing the future in the industry longtermwise.