Denmark is getting its first DJ academy for women and gender minorities

The academy, run by Future Female Sounds, will reserve 20 per cent of its capacity for marginalised and underprivileged youth.

Future Female Sounds will be launching in Copenhagen, Denmark a DJ Academy focused on DJs who identify as female, non-binary or another gender minority.

Training will consist of in-person workshops, training, mentoring and industry talks, delivered in the Danish language. Each semester will be three months long and conclude with a live performance at a local venue.

The free training programmes will begin in October, taking place in the Nørrebro district of the Danish capital.

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The DJ Academy will also reserve 20 per cent of its capacity for marginalised and underprivileged youth from the area. It is supported by the Tuborgfondet, a non-profit organisation dedicated to serving Denmark’s youth.

“We’re very excited to have the opportunity to develop talent through the DJ Academy, where we will also be able to connect them directly to the music industry, to support their careers long-term,” said Tia Korpe, the DJ Academy’s Director.

The Academy’s launch precedes the European Female DJ Summit next June, which will gather artists and industry professionals from EU countries for the purposes of boosting talent, networking and training up industry-relevant skills.

It will be held in partnership with female:pressure and SheSaidSo, and is co-funded by The European Union.

“The aim of the summit is to create a strong and supportive network within the European music industry, advocating for change in the structural gender inequality,” wrote a description of the event.

Learn more at futurefemalesounds.org

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