Shesaid.so announces Alternative Power 100 Music List

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Hit songwriter Carla Marie Williams (pictured), singer-songwriter Declan McKenna and BBC Radio 6 Music’s Mary Anne Hobbs are among the names honoured on this year’s Alternative Power 100 Music List.

Launched last year by Shesaid.so – a global network of women working in the music industry – the list aims ‘to challenge archaic industry practices’ and shine a light on ‘traditionally under-represented communities such as women, people of color, and LGBTQ’, as well as men who support these values.

Carla Marie Williams was recognised on the list for her efforts to empower women across the industry: ‘Carla Marie not only wrote the huge hit Freedom for Beyonce’s Lemonade album, but she also founded the network Girls I Rate… She never stops – so inspiring!’

Declan McKenna was praised for making the LGBTQ community feel comfortable at his concerts, while Mary Anne Hobbs was noted for being an influencer and selector.

Elsewhere, industry players including Annabella Coldrick (MMF), Bengi Unsal (Southbank Centre), Harriet Moss (Manners McDade) and Jane Third (PIAS) were honoured.

Commenting on the annual selection, founder Andreea Magdalina said: ‘The Alt List is an effort to challenge the traditional definition of power and give it a new, alternative meaning.

‘We aim for it to act as a positive contribution to the diversity conversation and encourage solutions that will result in growth and progress across the board.’

To see the full list, visit the shesaid.so website here.