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Locus festival supports the Keychange movement, for a music industry more open to women and to all artists and professionals who suffer discrimination based on gender, race and culture. Our pledge with Keychange in the next editions is to have at least 50% of women and gender minorities among the artists on stage.

Why a pledge?

Representation of women and gender minorities in the music industry remains very low in all European countries. Across the participating countries’ collecting societies, women represent 20% or less of registered composers and songwriters. Earnings for women are even lower and women and gender minorities are underrepresented in leadership roles across the industry and on stages at festival programmes.
The Keychange Pledge represents a collective effort to change this landscape. Through the Keychange Pledge, Keychange is building a network of music festivals and organisations who are committed to achieving and transforming representation throughout the music industry.

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