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Kiran Gandhi (aka Madame Gandhi) Announced As 2016 Girl Power Conference Keynote Speaker
The 3rd Annual Girl Power! Women Working in the Music Industry Conference on April 16, 2016, will feature Kiran Gandhi as the keynote speaker.
By: Fiero Flair
Kiran Gandhi is a Los Angeles-based musician, feminist activist and music industry thinker with an MBA from Harvard. She has toured professionally drumming for M.I.A and Thievery Corporation and currently produces electronic music under her own project called Madame Gandhi.
Kiran was Interscope Records's first-ever digital analyst. Combining her passion for mathematics and music, her job was to understand music consumption patterns on Spotify and YouTube, predict sales trends based on these new volume metrics and create an internal system for how the label could understand the success of an artist online. She continues to advise music companies Spotify, Stem, Bonnaroo and D'addario.
She won GrammyU's Annual Summer Business Plan Competition by proposing a viable pay structure for a streaming service that would appease labels and artists alike, and writes for various media outlets about trends she observes in the music industry.
Kiran is working on two freelance consulting projects to improve gender equality in the music industry. Her goal is to combine her intellectual and musical talents in order to re-imagine a music industry that is healthier for women and girls around the world.
Kiran's TEDx talk on "Atomic Living" (https://www.youtube.com/
She is perhaps most well-known for running the London Marathon bleeding-freely to combat period stigma around the world, sparking a global viral conversation about how we treat menstruation in various cultures. As an activist, Kiran partners with menstrual health organizations Binti Period and Thinx to improve women's access to affordable and safe menstrual care. She speaks often about how menstruation taboo affects women and girls daily around the world, and is currently working to eliminate the "luxury tax" on tampons that still exists in several states today.
"I was so fortunate to meet Kiran at the SFMusicTech Conference,"
The 3rd Annual Girl Power! Women Working in the Music Industry Conference takes place on April 16, 2016 (10am-4pm) at the San Francisco State University downtown campus at 835 Market St., 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.
Tickets for the 3rd Annual Girl Power! Women Working in the Music Industry Conference are on sale now and can be purchsed here: http://2016womenworkinginmusic.eventbrite.com
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More on our keynote speaker visit: www.kirangandhi.com