#FUTUREHITMAKER BEATMAKING SESSIONS is an initiative founded by Carla Marie Williams designed to create a safe space for womxn producers to come together, collaborate and gain access to commercial work with major labels and publishers.
Over a weekend in September 2022, Girls I Rate partnered with Carla Marie Williams to host the first UK beatmaking session supported by The Qube studios and Sony Publishing. 8 up-and-coming female producers were selected from the GIR ARMY of over 5,000 young, vibrant female creatives to spend 2 days collaborating on beats for active briefs for Sony Publishing artists and learning pro tips from seasoned industry producers ATG, Jack Hudson, and Carla Marie Williams. Girls I Rate thank The Qube for providing 4 production studios, Sony Music Publishing for sharing the briefs, OPDC for funding, and Wingstop for feeding our guests, altogether supporting our mission to improve gender diversity in the music and entertainment industry.
Carla Marie Williams is a prolific Grammy nominated songwriter, who has written for some of the biggest artists in the world including Beyonce, Sean Paul, Craig David, Paloma Faith, Britney Spears, Mario, Rudimental and Naughty Boy and more, with a rare mastery of songwriting that continues to be her calling card.
In 2016 she founded Girls I Rate are a non-for-profit organisation who work to improve the equality, opportunities and visibility of womxn in music. In 2021 she co- founded the FUTURE HITMAKER BURSARY alongside PRSF FOUNDATION. The bursary is specifically aimed at supporting up and coming songwriters & producers and also won Music Week Campaigner of the year award at Women In Music.
With over 15 years in the business as a professional songwriter and entrepreneur, Carla is now on a mission to share her skills and knowledge globally. She has hosted several workshops and masterclasses across the UK, Ireland, Jamaica & Nigeria, and is embarking on sharing her FUTURE HITMAKER masterclasses & sessions WORLDWIDE.