Women In Music Ready To Push

As women of all genres fight for more representation at every level of music. Industry leaders are taking steps to ensure they are heard.

In 2018, Grammy President Neil Portnow

In music – as in almost every industry – equal representation for women has come a long way since its early days. But it still has a long way to go. And in 2018, Grammy President Neil Portnow responded to criticism of the lack of female nominees, winners, and performers by declaring the need for “women to step up.”

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Equal recognition at award shows including the Grammys

As women in the industry have started pressing for equal airplay. Equal recognition at award shows including the Grammys, and equal compensation, shows they’ve run into some very public resistance. It’s not enough to ask for more – there is work, at every level, of the music industry to be done to change attitudes and encourage inclusion.

Many years after the radio advisory was announced

For example, several years after a radio consultant declared, “If you want to make the ratings in country radio. exclude women,” a study showed that there were fewer women in country radio than ever before. Getting into radio airplay. In 2019, Jennifer Nettles addressed the ongoing problem with style statements at the 2019 CMA Awards. At The Recording Academy, it’s our responsibility to follow up on last year’s Women in the Mix study.

Improving gender equality at all levels

“It should start with women who have creativity in their heart and soul, who want to be musicians, who want to be engineers, producers. And want to be part of the industry at an executive level,” she said. “He needs to step up because I think he would be welcome.” Improving gender equality at all levels. Keep progressing and broadening your understanding of experiences and realities. of women and other marginalized gender minorities in the music industry.

Music Show at the Annual USC Annenberg Study

But as the numbers on diversity in a music show in this year’s annual USC Annenberg Study. Only 30% of the songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart are by women. Low, but better than previous years, and not much of an improvement on inclusion. Songwriters, Sound Mixers and Engineers Level Inspired by the results of their “Women in the Mix” study. The Recording Academy is planning initiatives dedicated to its #AmplifyWomen mission, beginning with providing Academy members with a social toolkit to use on International Women’s Day, March 8.

The Recording Academy’s “Women in the Mix” Pledge Was

One of the first programs launched to address this issue was the Recording Academy’s “Women in the Mix” pledge, which required chart-topping artists to consider at least two women when hiring an engineer or producer. asked to take the resolution of He also pledged to donate to organizations dedicated to connecting girls to music. And has pledged to double female representation in its voting body by 2025. According to a recent report, they are 77% there.

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