This screening will be followed by a panel discussion hosted by Alison Surtees (Manchester Digital Music Archive) of Dr Katie Milestone (Manchester Metropolitan University), Yvonne Ellis (Producer/Sound Engineer), and Jaheda Choudhury-Potter, Ajah UK.
Just 5% of music producers are women, even though many of the most bankable pop stars are female. In the entire history of the Grammys, only six women have been nominated for the Producer of the Year award, and no woman has ever won.
In Play Your Gender, Juno Award-winning producer Kinnie Starr is on a quest to find out why this disparity exists by speaking to music industry stars and veterans about the realities of being a woman in the recording studio. The documentary features interviews with Sara Quinn of Tegan & Sara, Melissa Auf der Maur of Smashing Pumpkins and Hole, Patty Schemel of Hole, Chantal Kreviazuk, and many more of the music industry’s most talented women.