Discwoman

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Discwoman
Formation 2014
Type Artist management, Booking agency
Location
Origin
New York City
Founders
Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson, Christine McCharen-Tran, Emma Burgess-Olson
Website http://www.discwoman.com

Biography[edit]

Discwoman is a New York based collective, booking agency, and event platform representing and showcasing female-identified (cis women, trans women, and gender queer) talent in the electronic music community. It was founded in 2014 by Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson (outreach, PR, and social media), Emma Burgess-Olson (DJ UMFANG), and Christine McCharen-Tran (event production, business relations).[1] Discwoman's regular club nights and touring events highlight emerging and established artists from around the world,[2] including The Black Madonna, Nicole Moudaber, Star Eyes, Sandunes, Demian Licht, and Nina Sonik. Overall, the collective seeks to highlight and correct the gender imbalance in EDM club and festival lineups.[3][4] Discwoman events provide a platform to feminine-identified talent by booking them at bigger venues, streamlining the growth process, and ensuring artists receive fair payment. [1]

Events[edit]

Since its inaugural event at Bushwick, Brooklyn’s Bossa Nova Civic Club,[5] Discwoman has presented showcases in Boston,[6] Detroit's Movement Festival,[7] Mexico City,[8][9] Montreal,[10] Philadelphia,[11] Pittsburgh's VIA Festival,[12] San Juan,[13] Seattle's Decibel Festival,[14] and Toronto.[15] The group, particularly Hutchinson, was involved in the 2017 campaign that repealed New York's anti-dancing Cabaret Law.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vagianos, Alanna (2016-03-30). "How 3 Women Are Disrupting One Of Music's Biggest Boys Clubs". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-03-16. 
  2. ^ 21, sofialuu May; 2015. "Girls To The Front: An Interview With The Founders Of Discwoman". The Hairpin. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  3. ^ "FACTS 2015 – Numbers". female:pressure. 2015-03-06. Retrieved 2017-03-16. 
  4. ^ "Discwoman And Changing The Record Of All-Male Electronic Lineups". Forbes. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  5. ^ "Inside Discwoman, a Dance Party By Women, For Women". Bullett Media. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  6. ^ "Discwoman Boston celebrates female-identified DJ talent - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  7. ^ "Movement 2015: Girls Gone Vinyl and DISCWOMAN". waynradio.net. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  8. ^ "Photos From Discwoman's Epic Takeover of Mexico City | Thump". Thump. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  9. ^ "Discwoman's Mexico City Collaborator on Using Digital Culture to Tell Women's Stories". Remezcla. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  10. ^ "Discwoman plans Montreal weekender". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  11. ^ "Girl power: Discwoman dance party changing the local DJ scene". Philly.com. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  12. ^ "VIA 2015: MAIN EVENT //". Spirit. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  13. ^ "Techno-Feminist DJ Collective Discwoman is Headed to San Juan for Two Tour Stops". Remezcla. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  14. ^ "Discwoman Showcase at Re-bar in Seattle, WA on Thu., Sept. 24, 10 p.m. 2015 - Seattle Music Events Calendar - The Stranger". The Stranger. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  15. ^ "Discwoman touches down in Toronto". NOW Toronto Magazine - Think Free. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  16. ^ Witt, Emily. "Dance Outlaws Fight for the Right to Party". The New Yorker. Retrieved 1 November 2017. 

External links[edit]

[1] female:pressure report 03, 2015