Mary J. Blige Joins ‘She Is The Music’ Camp

Friday 12 October 2018

A crew of female singer-songwriters, engineers and artists have assembled to participate in ASCAPโ€™s inaugural โ€˜She Is The Musicโ€™ Song Camp.

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She is a songwriter. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ She is an engineer. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธShe is a producer.๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ She is an artist. ๐ŸŽผ #SheIsTheMusic

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ASCAP (American Sociey of Composers, Authors and Publishers) was developed in response to the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, which highlighted the low levels of female producers currently working within music.

โ€˜She Is The Musicโ€™ was similarly established following the Annenberg report. Co-founded by Alicia Keys, the camp promotes inclusivity and increases opportunities for female curators within the industry, while also empowering women in music.

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#Preach ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ Stacy L. Smith, Ph.D. is the fearless female leading the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and research which has unmasked issues of gender inequality in the music industry.

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Speaking about joining the initiative, Mary J. Blige says: โ€œWe all have the power to create change. As we continue to lift each other up, we will be unstoppable.โ€

Blige will participate alongside Audra Mae, Priscilla Renea, Emily Weisband, Kesha Lee and Maria Elisa Ayerbe.