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Spotify and SoundGirls Have Launched the EQL

 - Nov 15, 2018
References: makeiteql & hypebae
Less than 5% of audio professionals are female, and Spotify and SoundGirls have partnered to combat this disproportionate statistic.

In order to draw attention to the talented women and non-binary artists in the industry, Spotify launched a database full of women in music. When describing the motivation behind the database, dubbed the EQL, Karrie Keyes, the co-founder of SoundGirls said, "[We] face the myth that there are not very many women or non-conforming people working in audio, and because of this people don’t even bother to look. The EQL Directory proves that this is not true."

What's interesting is that this database isn't limited to singers and performers, it includes information on roles like studio engineers and sound designers, serving as a valuable resource for employers and job seekers.