Native Instruments commits $30,000 to Girls Make Beats; a nonprofit organization that empowers girls by expanding the female presence of music producers, DJs, and audio engineers. Artists like SOFI TUKKER, !llmind, and Flohio support the charity.
SOFI TUKKER, !llmind & Flohio Contribute to the Good Cause
Two-time Grammy nominee SOFI TUKKER, production powerhouse !llmind (Drake, Ariana Grande, Kanye West) and UK rapper Flohio are just three of the amazing artists across the musical spectrum who’ve contributed exclusive audio stems, samples, and production kits; supporting the next generation of female DJs, producers, and engineers via Community Drive 2021. The free charity sound pack is available today via Native Instruments.
This year the free expansion pack supports Girls Make Beats. Native Instruments has announced a $30,000 donation to the organization; which works with girls aged 5-17 and was founded in 2012 by AVID certified/audio engineer, Tiffany Miranda.
Just 2% of music producers and 3% of audio engineers on the Billboard Hot 100 charts are female, according to a study by USC Annenberg. Girls Make Beats is dedicated to creating real-world opportunities to break barriers in the music industry. The organization provides courses on industry-leading hardware and software and hosts educational seminars, summer camps, industry panels, and networking events.
Community Drive is returning after a successful 2020 campaign. Last year, it raised over $150,000 for charities like Musicians Without Borders, the Grammy MusiCares fund, Black Trans Femmes in the Arts, and more. All while collaborating with world-class artists like Sia and Just Blaze.
The Community Drive is Back For Another Year
Constantin Koehncke, Native Instruments CEO says, “After raising over $150k for charity last year, we’re thrilled to kick off another Community Drive. This year, we are proud to partner with Girls Make Beats. Our team is so thankful for all the amazing artists that graciously bestowed us with their sounds, samples, and presets. We’re looking forward to hearing what producers will create with this pack!”
Tiffany Miranda, Founder of Girls Make Beats says, “We are super excited with Community Drive! As a producer myself, I have been using NI for years and have been a huge fan. For the girls [affiliated with Girls Make Beats] it’s an incredible opportunity to have a platform where they can share their sounds and for our organization to be amplified. We have been really passionate about putting girls at the forefront; making sure that other girls see their achievements front and center. The overall goal of Girls Make Beats is to tie their education and learning to real-world opportunities. I wanted to create an avenue for girls to have access to these fields without facing the challenges I faced, and I’m sure a lot of women in the industry have faced. I am super passionate about the work we do and really passionate about putting girls at the forefront of music technology.”
“I’ve created some fun presets for Monark, Massive, and FM8. They’re lush, they’re smooth, and will bring out some funky heavy vibes,” says Saltyyyy V. “To me it’s really important for women to support and inspire each other, but also to make music production accessible to everyone. So make sure to check it out, donate if you can, be creative, and have some fun!”