EMAIL ADDRESSES & PITCHING ADVICE
To be considered for coverage on the Get In Her Ears website or radio show, please send an email that includes a short bio, links to your music and your social media accounts to Mari, Kate or Tash (individual addresses below.) We welcome pitches directly from artists and bands, as well as PR teams and record labels.
Please remember, we promote women and non-binary people in new music, so to be eligible for coverage you must have at least one female identifying or non-binary person in your band. For clarification: our definition of “women” is inclusive of trans women.
Managing Editor: Mari Lane – firstname.lastname@example.org – GIHE live queries & website reviews/features
Features Editor: Kate Crudgington – email@example.com – Soho Radio submissions & website reviews/features
Digital Editor: Tash Walker – firstname.lastname@example.org – Soho Radio submissions
Founders: Mari Lane, Tash Walker, Kate Crudgington
Art Director: Paul Dawes
Official Photographer: Jon Mo
Founded in 2015, Get In Her Ears is a website, monthly Soho Radio show and live night dedicated to promoting and supporting women & non-binary people in music.
We’ve been featured in The Guardian, NME, The Independent, CLASH, HuffPost UK, gurlstalk, The Croydonist and The Tung.
We’ve spoken about our work on BBC Radio 6 (Craig Charles’ Trunk Of Punk), Cool Thing Presents, the Sounding Out Podcast and The Irish Jam.
We have spoken on panel events at Southbank Centre’s Jazz Festival, Southbank Centre’s Women in Music Breakfast, Skivvy Records Women in Music Panel and Dance Like I’ve Got Diamonds Panel.
We currently host regular gig nights at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston, and have previously hosted gigs at Sebright Arms, The Victoria, The Finsbury Pub (2016-20), Notting Hill Arts Club (2018-19) and we’ve collaborated with Sofar Sounds too (2020). We also presented a weekly radio show on Hoxton Radio between 2015-2020.
If you’d like to know more about Get In Her Ears, you can read our full reasons for creating the non-profit platform here. You can also find more information about our achievements, interactions and statistics here.
MISSION STATEMENT & VALUES
“Don’t agonise, organise.” – Florynce Kennedy
We are Get In Her Ears. We are dedicated to promoting and supporting women and non-binary people in music. We aspire to a music industry and gig environment which is free from sexual assault and any form of harassment.
- Inter-sectional feminism
- Commitment to equality
- Awareness/raising awareness
- Doing it for the Grrrls
- And of course, new music!
IF YOU PLAN TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS WITH A PROFESSIONAL CAMERA AT A GET IN HER EARS GIG, PLEASE SEEK AUTHORITY FROM A MEMBER OF GET IN HER EARS FIRST.
- Please respect GIHE inclusive ethos, where every artist/performer/attendee should feel comfortable and safe at all of our events
- You may take photos for the first three songs of the artist’s set
- We have an official GIHE photographer. If you are interested in using photographs for an article, these may be used with appropriate credit.
FOR ANY QUERIES OR TO REQUEST A PHOTO PASS PLEASE EMAIL:
EXTERNAL BEHAVIOURAL GUIDANCE
At Get In Her Ears, it is at the core of what we do to create a platform where everyone, especially women (including trans women) and non-binary people, feel comfortable. This extends to any interviews, radio shows, or gigs we are involved in.
Both promoters and music venues have an integral role in fighting sexual assault and harassment. At GIHE, we aim to work with other organisations/venues to improve the gig-going experience for everyone. Here is a basic guide of things to consider:
- We understand that there are many different staff within a venue and that it is a joint responsibility of everyone to ensure the safety and well being of everyone.
- All staff should be aware of what is happening around them and work with other members of the team to highlight anything that ‘doesn’t look right: e.g. does someone look like they might be in trouble? Do security need to be made aware? Are all staff equipped to deal with someone reporting an incident of assault to?
- At GIHE, we are here to help in this situation and promote ourselves as people that incidents can be reported to. It is therefore best practice for us to have a member of staff that we can consult when an incident is reported.
ZERO TOLERANCE TO SEXUAL ASSAULT OR HARASSMENT
We expect all venues we work with to take this approach, in order to maintain a safe space for persons of all genders and sexuality. Here are the principles that we work to at Get In Her Ears which may work as a guide for you to adopt:
- All of our staff, attendees and artists have the right to be in a safe environment, without being spoken to in an offensive, rude or abusive way.
- We ask that no assumptions about our staff, attendees and artists’ sexuality or gender identity are made.
- We will not tolerate any forms of assault, harassment or offensive language. This may include speaking to others unkindly, using sexist, racist, homo-bi-les-phobic, ableist, transphobic, ageist or any other form of discriminatory language or being openly disrespectful of venue staff, GIHE members, attendees and artists.
- An integral part of our policies and practice is to ensure that the management and staff of any facility or event our staff and volunteers use/attend (whether directly controlled by the event organisers or employed by other people at the venue), are fully aware of the sensitivities involved in addressing people by their correct gender (which might be no gender.)
- When asking a person’s name it is important to ask what pronouns they would like you to use when referring to them.
- We ask that you respect any volunteers’ choice to use facilities for their true gender.
- We appreciate that language around LGBT+ issues can need clarification and are more than happy to discuss this with you prior to the event.