IT WAS ALL A DREAM
IN A MUSIC INDUSTRY MONOPOLIZED BY MALE VOICES, PLACING A CONSISTENT SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN PRODUCERS, ENGINEERS, AND DJS IS CRUCIAL TO BROADENING OUR CREATIVE PALETTE.
The Creator’s Suite is an alliance of women producers, DJs, and audio engineers united to broadcast their collective voices through creative content, showcases, and workshops.
Since its inception in 2017, The Creator's Suite has held an annual micro-festival celebrating the expertise of outstanding women in music production by featuring one keynote producer presenting a master class, a demo session on electronic beatmaking, and a curated beat cypher highlighting a diverse group of on-the-verge women producers.
Photography by Kevin Scenery courtesy of The Digilogue
Abhita Austin is the Founder and Creative Director of The
Creator’s Suite, a community-driven platform for women in music production. Moved by the underrepresentation of women and girls in music technology, over the past 2 years, Abhita has worked diligently to create opportunities for this community to become more visible and vocal. Abhita collaborates with brands and industry thought leaders to program workshops, master classes, and networking meet-ups. She also consults music technology companies on best practices for marketing to women creatives within the music production space.
Claudia Hayden is a prolific artist whose work transcends visual, electronic, musical and performance venues. A born techie, this New Yorker thrives on deciphering the ins and outs of anything “State of the Art.” Claudia’s logged about a million miles and 15 years of experience in broadcast television production. She’s an accomplished director, producer, editor, composer, designer and voice-over talent. Diverse doesn’t begin to cover it! Claudia has worked with a wide range of companies along the way: NBC, CBS, The Discovery Channel, HBO, Nickelodeon, American Express, Pfizer and more. Claudia also conducts workshops that inspire, educate, and entertain.
Laraib Ali is a gifted photographer and creative who has a passion for horticulture and herbology. With years of experience capturing performing artists, Laraib has developed a unique style of photography that speaks to the essence of her subjects.