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Despite the rise in the number of initiatives to increase female participation in the performance, management, and technical sides of the music business, women remain severely underrepresented across the board.


  • By country, the gender split in the boardroom favored men in all cases, but there were some sizable differences between the top- and bottom-ranked countries.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the latest report published by USC Annenberg's Inclusion Initiative on the standing of women in the recorded-music industry.
  • Details the conclusions and solutions in the report aimed at increasing the presence of women in the recorded-music sector.

Key questions answered

  • Why are there so few women employed in the production of recorded music?
  • What can be done to boost the number of women in the recorded-music sector?

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  • Summary
  • Gender inequality in the recorded-music industry
  • Female success at the Grammys masks ongoing diversity problem
  • Embracing collective action and new solutions


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