Jennifer Hudson is shining a light on a program that is helping girls and young women find success in the male-dominated music industry.
Jennifer welcomed Tiffany Miranda of Los Angeles, California, to Monday’s episode of “The Jennifer Hudson Show.” Tiffany is the founder and executive director of Girls Make Beats, a nonprofit organization that empowers young girls ages 5 to 17 in underserved communities to become music producers, DJs, and audio engineers.
The organization offers workshops, camps, and after-school programs that teach girls the fundamentals of music production.
Music has always been a part of Tiffany’s life. She started her career as a recording artist at age 15 and appeared on “American Idol” and “The X Factor.” She has since worked with hip-hop artists like Pitbull, Rick Ross, and DJ Khaled as a producer and engineer.
Tiffany told Jennifer that she faced many challenges as a woman in a male-dominated industry and found a sense of creative control by learning about music production and audio engineering.
She saw the need to have more women in these spaces, as women represent less than 3% of music producers. She started Girls Make Beats in 2012 in Miami to position girls at the forefront of music technology.
“It’s imperative for women and young girls to have creative expression that is authentic to them,” she told Jennifer. “We are super passionate about making sure that these girls have that state of power in these spaces that are typically male-dominated.”