Sony Music Leisure Germany and nonprofit artist affiliation Music Girls* Germany (MWG) have introduced the winners of the 2023 Feminine* Producer Prize. The distinction is designed to help and promote the careers of rising female-identifying producers throughout Germany.
The seven winners — Mimski, Evîn, Kota No Uta, Mona Yim, Aufmischen, Sheyda Minia and Simply Trustworthy — had been chosen from greater than 150 candidates by a five-member jury. They’ll obtain a help bundle consisting of manufacturing grants, vouchers for music gear and a producer workshop at Sony Music Germany’s Circle Studios. They will even be added to the feminine producer register at Sony Music and NEUBAU Music Administration, which is able to put them in contact with varied labels and artists. Moreover, newly added companions Sony Music Publishing and the Feminine* Producer Collective will supply teaching classes for the winners.
Along with the seven chosen candidates, a shortlist of 20 candidates will even be added to Sony Music and NEUBAU’s feminine producer register.
“The great response and the enormously high level of over 150 applications this year have not only shown how overdue the Female* Producer Prize was, but above all, how many highly competent and visionary female music producers there are out there,” mentioned Jovanka v. Wilsdorf, jury member and initiator of the Feminine* Producer Prize, in a press release. “Visibility develops a radiance that creates measurable success.”
Added Sony Music Columbia Information Germany head of A&R Sarah Schneider, who additionally served on the jury: “More female and non-binary producers means more perspectives! This is again demonstrated by the outstanding quality of the many applications received. As a record label, we want to apply industry-wide approaches and tools to actively move forward to effect a change in the status quo.”
Along with Wilsdorf and Schneider, the 2023 jury consisted of Novaa, a producer and finalist for final yr’s prize; U.Ok. music producer, composer, sound engineer and sheWrites co-founder Charlie McClean; Pamela Owusu Brenyah, a contract curator, inventive marketing consultant and mission supervisor who serves as program curator of Musicboard Berlin and board member of Music Girls Germany, amongst different roles; and music producer and songwriter Moses Schneider.
The Feminine* Producer Prize is supported by Reeperbahn Competition (sponsored by the Federal Authorities Commissioner for Tradition and the Media) and sponsored by Thomann, Ableton, NEUBAU, Feminine* Producer Collective, Sony Music and Sony Music Publishing.
The award ceremony and workshop will likely be held in Berlin on September 14.
You’ll be able to learn capsule descriptions of the winners beneath.
Mimski: Began producing in early 2022, first in Germany after which in England, the place she obtained a hotter welcome as a feminine producer than in Germany. There she submitted a beat for the Novembars competitors, which helped her breakthrough: her first monitor was performed straight on radio exhibits. She is at present engaged on her first album, which will likely be launched on the RUNTLIFE Information label and dealing on an EP with King Kashmere in addition to a Feminine Drive EP with a number of feminine rappers.
Evîn: A German/Kurdish singer and producer in different R&B. Her music combines parts from totally different genres like soul and hip-hop together with her Kurdish roots, giving her a attribute sound inside the German scene. Feelings and experiences, in addition to themes like escape, reminiscence tradition and belonging may be present in Evîn’s songs, which she writes and produces in her dwelling studio in Berlin. April 2022 noticed the discharge of Evîn’s debut EP, adopted instantly by her second EP, It wasn’t even for you, in November 2022.
Kota No Uta: Singer-songwriter and producer who works primarily within the path of jazz, soul and neo soul. In October 2022 she launched her music “Autumn Leaves” in self-production. In the mean time she is engaged on two releases with collaborators and her personal EP.
Mona Yim: A Chinese language-German music producer, singer and DJ from Hamburg, Germany. Her music combines emotional vocal hooks together with her self-produced digital productions impressed by UK storage, home and electronica in addition to influences from her coaching as a classical violinist and performer. Her debut launch in 2022 was adopted by additional releases on labels resembling Ninja Tune and remixes for Glass Animals and DJ Seinfeld, amongst others. She has performed venues resembling O2 Academy Brixton, DGTL Competition, Printworks, KOKO and Warehouse Venture.
Aufmischen: Producer who began her first steps within the music trade as a drummer, in her research she wrote modern compositions for classical ensembles earlier than she devoted herself fully to pop music. In 2022 her productions may be heard on the album of poetry artist Dshamilja Roshani, the EP of pop singer Pieke and quite a few singles of different artists. Extra releases are deliberate for this yr, such because the album by artist Elay.
Sheyda Minia: Iranian-born artist who started taking part in the harp on the age of 8 and have become a junior pupil on the Musikhochschule in Cologne at 13. At 16, she used her first self-earned cash to purchase an interface microphone and Logic music software program so she may lastly produce her personal beats. On the finish of 2021 she was found by Mehrzad Marashi the CEO of Impulse-Information GmbH, the place she has been working as a producer ever since.
Simply Trustworthy: Music has saved producer Simply Trustworthy many instances, so she had no alternative however to deliver her songs to life and produce them herself. Hoping to the touch, heal and encourage the hearts of others. Her debut single, “Toxic Culture,” has already reached over 1 million streams, and her debut album, No Love No Hate, is about to be launched.