Female Songwriters Day

On International Womens Day, 8th of march

It’s time to get more females/non binaries visible and heard on the global hit lists.
Women represented 20.2% of the Billboard Hot 100 Year-End Chart in 2020
It’s time to achieve greater financial equality.
12,6% of working songwriters are women
It’s time to manifest the female power behind many good songs.
It’s time to connect and encourage female writers globally.
We’ll make a difference – in accordance with the UN Global Goals 2030, for equality!

Welcome to Female Songwriters Day!

Female Songwriters Day is an initiative started at Songwriters Academy of Sweden / Musikmakarna to boost female and non binary songwriters and producers worldwide. 

Educate & inspire

With the help of our partners and friends we provide webinars, workshops and feedback opportunities for you to boost your songwriting and music production and take them to the next level.

Read more about our webinars below!

Connect & empower

We want to help female and non binary songwriters and music producers to find each other and work together. That’s why we host speed dating sessions and song writing camps.

Check out our Facebook group and connect with other participants in our network!

Influence & manifest

We need to get more songs written exclusively by women and non binaries on the hit lists to tip the scale and create a more equal music industry.

That’s why we partner up with the biggest players in the music industry and make sure that your songs get heard by industry professionals.

Female Songwriters Day on international womens day, 8th of March, is the day where we manifest great songs written by women and non binaries.

Submit your song to the listening party!

On Female Songwriters Day, the 8th of March we will host a huge listening party live on YouTube with songs written and produced by females / non-binaries only.

We'll make sure you get heard

Together with our partners we will make sure that people with power to add your songs to great playlists and A&Rs from big labels will listen to and consider your songs.

What we will need from you

Before you access the submission form make sure that you have prepared the following:

Deadline for song submissions is March 6th

Webinars 2022

Roles and rights of a music producer

with Ann Slangar, Sugarhouse Publishing Inc. (Finland)

Ann Slangar is a music publisher, CEO, founder, and co-owner of Sugar House Publishing, an internationally working music publishing company based in Vaasa, Finland.

Ann has 30+ years of experience in the music business covering duties as record label, manager, and music publisher. In 2021 Ann received the Finnish Music Publishers Music Export Honors Award.

The webinar will cover:

  • Different meanings of the term Producer
  • Producer’s composition rights and master rights
  • Producer roles in song splits
  • Vocal Producer rights
  • Responsibilities of music producer

Writing better lyrics with and without metaphor

with Scarlet Keys, Professor of songwriting at Berklee College of Music (USA)

Scarlet Keys has been a Professor of songwriting at Berklee College of Music since 2003, teaching songwriting, lyric writing, performance, and upper-division songwriting courses. Some of her students include Charlie Puth, Betty Who, Charlie Worsham, Liz Longley, and Ingrid Andress.

Scarlet is a former staff songwriter for Warner/Chappell Music, and has released two albums as a solo artist, touring and performing with her band and as a solo act performing at venues across the country from Humphries by the Bay in San Diego to the Blue Bird Cafe in Nashville, to Club Passim in Cambridge Ma.

Her songs have been recorded by artists spanning genres from Americana, jazz, country, pop, and folk, both in the United Stated and in Sweden garnering a gold record, a number 1 song in Britain, and songs placed in film, television, and national commercials. Her song “Caged Bird” was released on the Consenses CD with James Taylor, Carly Simon, and Jimmy Buffett.

Scarlet has worked and written with Chris Stapleton, Charlie Puth, Melissa Ferrick, Blue Miller of India Arie, Denny Hemingson of Tim McGraw, Negin Djafari, Monty Powell, and others, sharing the stage with many notable artists over years.

Her book “The Craft of Songwriting: Music, Meaning and Emotion” was released in 2018 and her new podcast What’s in a Song was launched in 2021.

Branding for music artists (and how to get yours right)

with Jeanny Ricci, founder and creative director at Sound Visionary (Spain)

Jeanny Ricci is a music branding and marketing specialist. Founder + creative director @ Sound Visionary, creative studio dedicated to Making Music Visible.

Jeanny specialises in branding and marketing for music and works for both artists and professionals in the industry to create an effective and unique identity that truly represents their vision, as well as tailor-made promotion strategies to help them stand out for what they are.

  • The webinar will cover:
  • What branding for music actually is
  • Why it is critical to your success
  • How to nail your visual identity
  • How to define your unique style
  • How to use it for your marketing strategy

Get to know Sound Visionary here:
WEB https://soundvisionary.com/
IG @weare.soundvisionary

With love from Sweden,

Ulla Sjöström
Founder of International Female Songwriters Day & Musikmakarna – Songwriters Academy of Sweden

Matilda Waldner
Event coordinator, songwriter

Oscar Sundelin
Event coordinator, CEO of Soundline Music & Events, songwriter and musician