Spotify Launches Second Year of EQL Residency for Female Studio Engineers

Are you a female-identifying audio professional? Spotify is now accepting applications for their EQL Residency, a paid six-month residency program for female-identifying producers and engineers. From today until June 7 at 5pm PST, you can submit your application for positions in their Secret Genius studios in London, Los Angeles and Nashville.

Last November Spotify announced The EQL Directory—a database of women and gender non-conforming audio professionals, powered by SoundGirls. The idea behind it is simple: here’s a resource designed to make putting together an inclusive team that much easier.

Starting in September, the program will offer residents hands-on studio experience, as well as networking opportunities and ongoing mentorship from women leaders at Berklee College of Music. Last year, the EQL Residents also had the opportunity to work with Ivy Queen on a reimagined version of her anthem, Yo Quiero Bailar.

Recognized by USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative as a solution to the lack of women in audio, the EQL Residency joins Spotify’s other programs to support women in sound including Equalizerthe EQL Directory and Sound Up.

Ready to apply? Here’s what you need to know:

  • Applications are now live and close at 5PM PST on. June 7th
  • Residencies will start Sept 3 and end on March 3
  • Apply here: Nashville / Los Angeles / London