Costelo has worked with many of the most decorated musicians in the region—now her dream of producing even more music is coming closer.
Costelo has worked with many of the most decorated musicians in the region—now her dream of producing even more music is coming closer.

Halifax musician-producer Erin Costelo chosen as part of nation-wide Women in the Studio program.

"My dream would be to balance my touring with my producing gigs," Halifax singer-songwriter and producer-powerhouse Erin Costelo told The Coast back in 2018, when we put her on the cover to celebrate her landmark album Sweet Marie—an Americana-yet-R&B effort that not only revived a career she was ready to send off, but also became one of the year's best records. This month, that dream became a stride closer, as Costelo was selected as one of six producers nation-wide for the prestigious Women in the Studio program.
Costelo—a scene vet who's been releasing records since 2007—produced Sweet Marie, but she's also produced the likes of  
Appalachian-tinged Kaia Kater (a Rolling Stone favourite).

It's considered by industry estimates, though, that Costelo's in slim company: The latest numbers indicate that only three percent of music producers identify as women, a ratio that's one woman for every 38 male producers. This accelerator program—which provides networking opportunities and skill development—aims to even the score.

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Morgan Mullin

Morgan is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at The Coast, where she writes about everything from what to see and do around Halifax to profiles of the city’s creative class to larger cultural pieces. She’s been with The Coast since 2016.

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