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Introduction

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.

Highlights

  • 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?

Table of contents

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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

Appendix

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