Sanni Kahilainen is Head of Communications of the Finnish Musicians’ Union and president of the Finnish Music Council. Having a background in ethnomusicology, sociology and gender studies, Sanni is passionate about music, freedom of expression and equality and inclusivity on the music field. Sanni’s work, experience and focus are music rights, and advocating for the artists’ and music performers’ rights and equality. Sanni has also been campaigning for the release of a group of artists/political prisoners in Egypt since 2018. Sanni was awarded as Future Visionary at the Finnish Music & Media Industry Awards 2021.