Recoding Music: Has the internet truly brought autonomy to musicians? | Feminist Internet

May 24, 2019, 09:33 AM
Has the internet truly brought autonomy to musicians? 

The Internet has changed the way we make, share and listen to music. Now, more than ever, female and non binary artists should have the opportunity to be heard on their own terms. But what are the effects of algorithm led streaming sites on artist autonomy, our listening habits and the value of music? In this episode we speak to those in and around the music industry who are challenging the way we make and consume music in the age of streaming. 

Contributors

Liz Pelly 
Liz Pelly writes about music, culture, streaming and the internet. She is a contributing editor at The Baffler, where she writes a column about how the world of music is being reshaped by the platform economy. Her byline has also recently appeared in the pages of Bitch, Frieze, and Logic Magazine. In 2018, she received a Reeperbahn Festival International Music Journalism Award for The Year's Best Work of Music Journalism. She lives in New York. 

Terry Tyldesley
Terry Tyldesley is chair of the board of new ethical music streaming platform Resonate. Resonate is a co-operative platform on a mission to rewire the music industry so that everyone has a voice, not just corporations. Terry is also a songwriter and producer, and frontrunner of electro-punk band Feral Five. She produced and curated Music Tech Festival Berlin. 

Moonbow of SIREN Collective 
SIREN is a collective focused on challenging and re-defining current preconceptions within dance music. Their parties, zine, mix series, monthly NTS Radio show and workshops are musical and political platforms for women & non-binary people, and prioritise accessibility. Expanding upon this work is their recent video series project "The Shape Of Sound" which was created in collaboration with Somerset House Studios.

Mick Grierson 
Mick Grierson is Research Leader at UAL Creative Computing Institute. His research explores new approaches to the creation of sounds, images, video and interactions through signal processing, machine learning and information retrieval techniques. He is working on an AI sound project in collaboration with Massive Attack, to be unveiled as part of the unprecedented Barbican exhibition AI: More Than Human in May 2019. 


Hosts

Clara Finnigan
Clara is a writer, podcaster and founding member of the Feminist Internet. Clara’s work is focused on facilitating alternative and under represented dialogues in new and accessible ways. She is also the co-founder and editor of a new music journalism platform, Hook - which explores how music is made, how it is consumed, and what it does to us emotionally, socially and physically.

Rhiannon Williams
Rhiannon is a poet and writer, and a founding member of Feminist Internet. She is a  researcher with Arup’s Foresight Department, and her first poetry collection, Saturnine/Saturnalia, was published last year. She writes about gender, technology, sexuality, music, and conflicted space. 

Feminist Internet is a group of artists and designers working to advance internet equalities for women and other marginalised groups through critical practice. In this podcast series, the group will explore the theme of Recoding Spaces, both online and offline, with the aim of diversifying internet spaces metaphorically, physically and digitally, intercepting homogenous zones and breaking the filter bubble. The podcast aims to not only expose these spaces, but to regenerate them in new and inclusive ways. 

The Feminist Internet Podcast, commissioned and produced by Somerset House Studios with the support of the UAL Creative Computing Institute.

Producer: Eleanor Scott
Sound Design: Harry Murdoch