Congratulations are in order for Alicia Keys. In case you missed it, the National Music Publishers Association honored her for her songwriting abilities.
When Keys was accepting the award, she announced her latest venture. “She is the Music” is a women-led music industry initiative for female advancement. The goal is to rectify the fact that women are grossly underrepresented in the business.
Alicia explained it like this – “Of almost 3-thousand pop songwriters credited last year, only 12 percent were female. Only three percent of the engineers were female, and one of them is [Keys' engineer] Ann [Mincieli]. Only two percent of producers are female and one of them is me." No word yet on what “She is the Music” will actually do.