A Special Gathering in the Land of Pop

Global Network for Women Music Producers - Week in Sweden © Photo: Tom Goren

“I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know the women in the Global Network of Women and Non-Binary Producers for the last year over Zoom,” said Erin Costelo, an award-winning producer from Halifax, Nova Scotia. “Our in-person meeting in Sweden was so much more inspiring than I could have imagined. Aside from the incredible networking and learning opportunities provided, this trip was a chance to connect on a deeper level with women I’ve grown to know throughout the year, I’ve gained lifelong friendships with women who I will learn from, support and grow with throughout my career.” 

Erin joined six other Canadians and twelve fellow producers from Estonia, Argentina and Sweden from August 28 to September 4 as part of the NAC’s Global Network for Women Music Producers. Career-enhancing experiences included studio sessions at the world-renowned Cow Pow Studios (co-owned by legendary songwriter and Producer Max Martin); artistic workshops in recording music studios across Stockholm; performances at one of Scandinavia’s biggest showcase festivals; and networking sessions with some of the most renowned and respected music producers in Sweden.  

Katharine Fountain, a Canadian electronic producer, singer and songwriter, led a workshop on sound design for her peers. She said “Sweden week exceeded my expectations. After spending a year getting to know the other producers on Zoom, being able to come together in such a wonderful place was truly a dream. I left with both new friends and a renewed sense of creative direction. I can’t wait to see what comes next for the Producers Program.” 

The second edition of in-person events will take place in Canada in 2023, where we will welcome female and non-binary music producers from around the world for a week of networking and studio collaborations in some of Canada’s most respected music studios.  

Your generous support of the NAC Foundation provides performing artists with exceptional professional development opportunities like the ones offered by the NAC’s Global Network for Women Music Producers. Thank you! 

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