Native Instruments has released a new charity soundpack to raise funds for Girls Make Beats, featuring producer !llmind who’s worked with Drake, Ariana Grande and Kayne West, as well as sounds from UK rapper Flohio, vocalist and producer Jamie Lidell, Zola Jesus, Telefon Tel Aviv, SOFI TUKKER and more.
The pack is aimed at raising money and awareness for Girls Make Beats, a charity and initiative started in 2012 by engineer Tiffany Miranda. In a statement, NI said, “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.”
Tiffany Miranda added: “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 them. I am super passionate about the work we do and really passionate about putting girls at the forefront of music technology.”
NI themselves have also donated $30,000 to the fund. Download it and donate here.