The nonprofit also appointed USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative founder Dr. Stacy Smith to its Board of Directors.
She Is The Music has announced the next phase of its ongoing work to increase the number of women in music: SITM12, a new campaign in which influential companies will provide the global nonprofit with resources to support its three pillars -- all-female songwriting camps, mentorship and a global database of female creatives.
The first partners to commit include 19 major organizations: All three major labels (Universal Music Group, Sony Music Group and Warner Music Group), Disney Music Group, Billboard, Spotify, ASCAP, BMI, Friends At Work, Women Nation/Live Nation, WME, CAA, UTA, Paradigm, American Express, YouTube/Google, Facebook/Instagram, Gucci and the Annenberg Foundation.
“SITM was created to increase the percentage of women working in music and those numbers are finally beginning to shift," said SITM co-founder, Universal Music Publishing Group chairman/CEO Jody Gerson. "As we drive forward in full force, this campaign will be crucial to this pivotal moment of change. We are grateful to SITM12’s first partners for their leadership and generosity in helping to create a music world that is equal and inclusive to women.”