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With the music industry still remaining a predominately male-oriented space, many women looking to break into the industry are beginning to do so on their own terms. Regularly setting up small businesses on the fringes, these early upstarts are now blossoming into heavy hitters across the spectrum, and creating a whole new era within music that has female at the forefront.

So to celebrate this year's International Women's Day, we wanted to honour those that have broken convention in order to pursue their own vision within music, becoming the dominant force they are today.


Harriet Jordan-Wrench is a creative entrepreneur, and founder of online music platform Secret Sessions. Her work has played a part in the careers of many global superstars. such as Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Bastille & Lumineers, and her video channels have amassed over twenty million streams, gaining thousands of followers in the process.

Secret Sessions connects brands with rising artists, to create emotionally driven marketing campaigns that turn consumers into fans.

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Founder of Women In CTRL, a Not-For-Profit organisation that was set up to empower and inspire women in the entertainment, creative and business sectors of the music industry, Nadia Khan has been a force for countless good in the industry to date

Women in CTRL encourage women to find their strengths, develop their own personal brand and build the tools and confidence to become leaders. Supporting women’s professional development on their journey to leadership, and create opportunities to develop talent.

Find out more about in Women In CTRL here:


Bee Adamic is the co-founder of Liberty Music PR, a team dedicated to producing exciting creative campaigns for artists of all levels, utilising a synergy of Digital Marketing, Social Media, Influencers and Playlisitng.

She also founded MAMI, a collective of mums in the music industry encouraging and empowering the next generation of women in the music industry. Bee is the artist manager of synth-pop artist ADAL and curates live events and stages at various festivals including The Great Escape.

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With decades of experience in the music industry, Nikki McNeill is the founder of Global Publicity, which specialises in worldwide PR and communications for music, festivals and events.

Nikki is passionate about the global music scene and only works with clients she truly believe in, giving her an authentic voice that rises above the rest. Having earned a reputation for hard work, honesty and professionalism, Nikki is dedicated to achieving the best results with campaigns that cross borders with clients.

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Carrie Rose is the co-founder and CEO of leading search-first creative agency Rise at Seven. After winning Missguided on the spot without a pitch, their story spread attracting other disruptor brands that wanted a creative approach to search including Pretty Little Thing, My Protein,, Game, Playstation, ODEON and more.

Carrie co-founded Rise at Seven alongside Stephen Kenwright in June 2019 taking a lead on our creative content marketing offering, Digital PR and social media strategy. Having worked in SEO for over 7 years and won multiple awards for her creative campaigns and digital PR executions – Carrie spot an opportunity and a gap to make creative work for search. Not only that but Carrie vlogs her journey building a global agency in public over on YouTube.

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Carla Marie is an inspirational figurehead in the world of music and social change. She is Founder of Girls I Rate, a movement that pushes for change, creates opportunities and empowers the future young women in the music and entertainment industry. She's well-recognised in the industry, even recently winning Campaigner of the Year at Music Week's Women in Music Awards 2021.

Starting her career at the UK hit factory Xenomania, Carla became an integral part of the team, co-writing a plethora of Top 10 hits for artists such as Girls Aloud, The Saturdays, Alesha Dixon and many more. Achieving 6 UK Top 10’s, an Ivor Novello nomination and BRIT award success for her contribution to Girls Aloud No 1 single ‘The Promise’.

Starting her own company 'NewCrowd' in 2014 which focuses on writing, production and artist development. NewCrowd has experienced global success providing writing credits on Grammy award winning Beyoncé album ‘Lemonade’ as well as Britney Spears, Sean Paul and Craig David.

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