Laura Marling and Lucy Rose to speak at DICE Girls Music Day in London

The second chapter of the event takes place on Saturday July 23

The speakers for DICE’s Girls Music Day have been announced, with the event including talks from Laura Marling, Lucy Rose, Metronomy’s Anna Prior, Jamz Supernova (BBC 1XTRA), Naomi Williams (Totem PR), Laura Taylor (Everybody’s), Helen Kennedy (Virgin EMI) and Jamilia Scott (Method Music).

The event, which takes place at London’s Sonos Studios on Saturday July 23, will be the second DICE Girls Music Day, and aims to inspire young women to get involved in the music industry, either on stage or behind the scenes.

It also looks to redress the balance that sees less than a third of jobs in the music industry filled by females, whilst 67.8% are taken by men. The Line Of Best Fit also reports that only 13% of almost 100,000 PRS members (the home of music copyright, royalties and licensing) are female, and only 6% of earners over £29,000 in the music industry are women.


Speaking about Girls Music Day, Jen Long, Music Editor at DICE, said, “We ran the first [one] in March and it was such an enthralling and rewarding experience, I can’t wait to do it all again. There aren’t enough women headlining festivals, running record labels, or working mixing desks, and complaining on social media won’t fix that.

“Instead we need positive action, and it’s a testament to our industry that so many brilliant women have offered up their time to help inspire the next generation.”

In May, Laura Marling was also confirmed as the final headliner at this year’s Green Man festival, with the singer topping the bill on the Saturday (August 20), whilst Belle & Sebastian, James Blake and Wild Beasts were previously unveiled as the other headliners at this year’s four-day bash.