Saffron

is creating representation and connection for womxn in music tech

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Saffron Supporter
reward item
£5
per month
*** In order to protect our community, please only purchase this if you are woman (womxn) or non-binary person

You will receive...
  • Monthly online workshop: Tech Dissect - Community listening and track feedback, Q&As with guest hosts and music production and engineering masterclasses.
  • Dedicated monthly member’s newsletter
  • Exclusive discounts from music tech brands, including a 6-month free Mixcloud PRO account, plus 40% off Spitfire Audio sound libraries.

  • Monthly member newsletter
  • Exclusive discounts from music tech brands
  • Monthly online workshop: Tech Dissect - Music production/creation/engineering
Saffron Sustainer
reward item
£12
per month
*** In order to protect our community, please only purchase this if you are woman (womxn) or non-binary person

You'll receive everything from the Supporter package, plus…
  • Access to the Saffron Library, with resources such as top tips sheets and view full videos of our online workshops from the past month
  • Monthly online workshop: Mix Nights - Masterclasses and Q&As hosted by our Mix Nights DJ crew
  • Monthly online workshop: Creative Communications - An open surgery hour led by music PR and marketing guru Jenna Knight
  • Monthly member newsletter
  • Exclusive discounts from music tech brands
  • Access to the Saffron Online Library
  • Monthly online workshop: Mix Nights - Masterclasses and Q&As hosted by our Mix Nights DJ crew
  • Monthly online workshop: Tech Dissect - Music production/creation/engineering
  • Monthly online workshop: Creative Comms - An open surgery hour led by music PR and marketing guru Jenna Knight
Saffron Soulmate
reward item
£22
per month
*** In order to protect our community, please only purchase this if you are woman (womxn) or non-binary person

You'll receive everything from the Supporter and Sustainer packages, plus…
  • Full access to the Saffron Library, including being able to view full video recordings of all past online sessions
  • 3 x 1-2-1 mentoring sessions per year with a Saffron-approved music industry professional (you must subscribe for at least 4 months)
  • 24-hr early access and 20% discount on tickets for IRL events
  • One free item of merch annually and 20% off all other merch year-round.

  • Monthly member newsletter
  • Exclusive discounts from music tech brands
  • Opportunities to help shape the future of the Saffron community
  • 24-hr early access + 20% discount on tickets for IRL Saffron events
  • One free item of merch annually and 20% off other merch year-round
  • 3 x 1-2-1 mentoring sessions
  • Monthly online workshop: Mix Nights - Masterclasses and Q&As hosted by our Mix Nights DJ crew
  • Full access to the Saffron Library online archive
  • Monthly online workshop: Tech Dissect - Music production/creation/engineering
  • Monthly online workshop: Creative Comms - An open surgery hour led by music PR and marketing guru Jenna Knight

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About

Women currently make up just 5% of the music tech industry. This problem is reflected in recording studios, at mixing desks and on event line-ups around the world. This lack of visibility can create an intimidating and sometimes hostile space for women to engage in.

Saffron wants to change this.

We aim to challenge the current climate by providing women, non-binary people and gender non-conforming folks (womxn) with the tools and opportunities to build confidence and gain new skills in safe learning environments. Saffron supports womxn through education and empowerment centred around music production, sound engineering, DJing and artist development, giving womxn a platform to take their music skills to the next level.

The position we find ourselves in
At Saffron, we have always strived to remove barriers for womxn wanting to access music tech. The repercussions of COVID-19 have compelled us to look at more concrete methods of supporting our global community, as well as ensuring a sustainable future for our organisation.

What we are doing about it
We are introducing a tiered membership system, with the option of monthly or annual subscriptions for womxn to purchase for themselves through Patreon, or for anyone to purchase as an anonymous ally and “pay it forward” via Paypal.

Membership perks include:
  • Regular online community sessions led by knowledgeable and inspirational guest hosts
  • Access to the new digital Saffron Library of resources and watch back previous workshops
  • One-to-one mentoring sessions with music industry professionals
  • Exclusive discounts with music tech brands and demos of new products
  • Dedicated monthly member's newsletter
  • Discounted and early release tickets to Saffron events
  • Free and discounted Saffron merchandise

What that means for us and for our community
An uptake in subscriptions will mean a steady income to Saffron each month, allowing us to serve our community more wholly and plan more strategically into the future. Becoming a Saffron Member on Patreon or supporting us with a regular donation means that you will help…
  • Womxn artists take more creative control of their careers by learning new skills and technological understanding
  • Inspire a future generation of womxn in the music tech industry
  • Connect womxn globally in music tech to empower each other
  • Deconstruct the patriarchal nature of music tech and raise the 5% figure
  • Spotlight a diverse range of womxn in music tech and take up space in historically male-dominated areas

Bursary Memberships
A number of completely free member subscriptions have kindly been provided by support from Abbey Road Studios and Ableton. If you are a womxn who would benefit from Saffron membership but are unable to afford it, please apply for a bursary place here.

Anyone can be a Saffron ally
In order to protect our community, membership is only open to women (womxn) and non-binary people. However, as an individual or an organisation, you can pay it forward and purchase a Saffron Member's subscription for someone in our community who isn't able to afford it themselves. Saffron will allocate these on an anonymous basis and ensure they reach those who need it most. Pledge a monthly amount or a one-off donation here.

Goals
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