Spotify launches EQL Studio Residency Program for women

Spotify launches EQL Studio Residency Program for women

Hosted in partnership with Berklee College of Music and Electric Lady Studios, Spotify‘s newly developed EQL [Equal] Studio Residency seeks to support female producers and engineers in the music industry through the introduction of three residencies in New York, Nashville, and London, respectively.

The paid six-month residencies will enable those selected to “work hands-on in [Spotify’s] studios and gain access to invaluable networking and mentoring opportunities to further [their] careers,” according to Spotify’s EQL announcement.

“Women are underrepresented as artists, songwriters, engineers, and producers,” said Kerry Steib, Spotify’s Director of Cultural Impact. “We have to use our resources to create opportunities to address this, and do it with great partners across the industry. This is just the beginning,” Steib added.

The chosen New York resident will work at both the city’s Electric Lady Studios and Spotify Studios. The Nashville and London residents will be based out of Spotify’s Secret Genius Studios.

Interested applicants can find more information about the residencies and apply, here. Applications are now live, and will close at 5 PM EST on August 24.