The writing on the wall at Record Plant reads, “Those who can go anywhere, come here.” Reaffirming that sentiment are photos of musical heavyweights like David Bowie, Prince and Freddie Mercury on a wall that pays homage to the iconic studio’s star-studded list of clientele. On Dec. 11 and 12 the Plant was home to an all-women songwriters camp that was curated by a pair of organizations with a shared interest in supporting and celebrating the music industry’s women talent, American Express and She Is the Music.
Since its founding in 2018, She is the Music has programmed a variety of initiatives including songwriting camps to cultivate a growing pipeline of women creators. Alicia Keys, the non-profit’s co-founder and host of the December camp, reflected on the organization’s beginnings. “She Is The Music was basically born out of the need that in the music industry -- really in every industry, in every way -- we all have to be focused on getting more women to the table.”