Smirnoff Sound Collective and MIXMAG are shifting the diversity dial in electronic music and culture with The Smirnoff Sound Collective.
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A shared love of electronic music, of the culture and the creators behind it all has led us to launch the Smirnoff Sound Collective, which aims to promote greater visibility in dance music across gender, race, genres and beyond.
Up-and-coming talents that represent a spectrum of different backgrounds will be offered invaluable guidance from accomplished mentors curated from all sides of the electronic music industry to help the next generation of artists succeed and navigate their growing careers.
“It’s quite remarkable to us that last year only 10% of electronic music headliners were women,” Justin Medcraft, SMIRNOFF Global Senior Brand Manager said. “When you look at other communities such as the African American community and the LGBTQ community, you find a similar lack of representation throughout the industry. With the mentorship program, our ambition is to make an impact in diverse representation within electronic music.”
The year-long program includes two special retreats that bring our artists and mentors together face-to-face to learn and discuss with one another and create new experiences. Artists, both seasoned and new, will share studio time and collaborate on inspiring new tunes that’ll later be released by the Smirnoff Sound Collective.
It’s time to get to know the new faces of electronic music and shift the dial.
Video Production : Bespoke Kollektiv [Rocky Ramniceanu / Zach Becks / Oliver Correa / Sam Finzi / Yurek Akbar / Marian Shen]
Photo Credit: Zeyad Gohary