According to a study by USC Annenberg, just 2% of music producers and 3% of audio engineers on the Billboard Hot 100 charts are female. Girls Make Beats are a non-profit organization aimed at elevating and empowering girls by expanding the female presence of music producers across the audio engineering, DJing, and production spaces. The organization is dedicated to creating real-world opportunities to break barriers in the music industry and creates unparalleled opportunities for participants by providing courses on industry-leading hardware and software, and hosting educational seminars, summer camps, industry panels, and networking events.
To help support them Native Instruments have teamed up with 13 genre-defining artists to create a donation-based charity sound pack called COMMUNITY DRIVE 2021.
The pack is free to download now via the Native Instruments site, but we're encouraging donations of all amounts here. Native is donating $30,000 to kick things off, and we look forward to making an even greater impact with your help. All funds raised will go directly to Girls Make Beats.
We give a very special thanks to all the artists who've contributed their time and sounds to this project: SOFI TUKKER, !llmind, Flohio, Telefon Tel Aviv, Saltyyyy V, Phase Fatale, The Pocket Queen, Miss Tahloulah May, Wize, Jamie Lidell, Zola Jesus, Stichiz, and MEANGIRL. The collective efforts of these artists have culminated in a robust sound pack, full of idiosyncratic vocals, synth presets, samples, and loops made to blend seamlessly into your own productions.
“We are super excited with Community Drive! As a producer myself, I have been using NI for years and have been a huge fan. For the girls [affiliated with Girls Make Beats] it’s an incredible opportunity to have a platform where they can share their sounds and for our organization to be amplified. We have been really passionate about putting girls at the forefront and making sure that other girls see their achievements front and center. The overall goal of Girls Make Beats is to tie their education and learning to real-world opportunities. I wanted to create an avenue for girls to have access to these fields without facing the challenges I faced, and I'm sure a lot of women in the industry have faced them. I am super passionate about the work we do and really passionate about putting girls at the forefront of music technology.” Tiffany Miranda, Founder of Girls Make Beats
So if you can, give what you can, and enjoy some cutting-edge kits, sounds, samples, and presets.
➡️CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD COMMUNITY DRIVE 2021