Kate Nash Invests In Young Female Songwriters
The talented singer-songwriter Kate Nash will launch after-school music clubs for British schoolgirls this week.
The nationwide launch of the “Rock and Roll After-School Music Club” is an attempt from Nash to address the lack of female songwriters in British music.
This Wednesday (March 23), Nash plans to visit her own school, Avonbourne Girls School in Bournemouth, to address students and pave the way for what she hopes will be a permanent songwriting club.
Currently only 14 percent of the 75,000 members of the Performing Rights Society — which collects and pays songwriting royalties in Britain — are female.
“A lot of women in pop aren’t writing their own songs and there is this preconception that women are meant mainly as performers,” Nash said. “A lot of people still ask me whether I write my own material, as if women are not capable of doing it. That is damaging to people’s reputation.”
The singer launched a similar campaign earlier this month in the U.S. She held a workshop in New York, where she performed and discussed how students could develop songwriting skills.
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