Introducing Herizon Music Foundation
Herizon Music Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission is to uplift the next generation of women in music through education, experience, and role-modeling programs.
Our core values are simple:
Music is the Great Uniter
Uplifting others brings joy (!)
Sharing stories brings positive change
Investing in women is wise
Collaboration trumps competition
You may be surprised to learn that gender disparity in the modern music industry exists at a level that surpasses inequity in the technology and transportation sectors. While women make up 50% of listening audiences and concert attendees, we are sorely underrepresented on stage, on air, and behind the scenes. Here are just a few of the surprising statistics:
% of female GRAMMY nominees 2013-2018
% of female songwriters of 600 most popular songs
% of female sound engineers in the United States
% of female artists on Billboard’s Top 20 Country Airplay Chart, Dec 2018
Whether you want to be a branded sponsor or an anonymous donor, lifting these women up will lift you up. Their stories remind us to be dreamers, to be rule breakers, and to unleash our inner rock stars!
Herizon Music’s current core programs include:
** Scholarship grants for teen girls in need to attend music/sound camps
** Production of the podcast “Backstage Chats with Women in Music” featuring trailblazers and rising stars in all roles of the industry (both on stage and behind the scenes)
** Random Acts of Music, connecting female performers with professional, social, and nonprofit groups for virtual events.
** Development of a new music business education series taught by women for women
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