IN THE LAB SERIES: WOMEN WHO PRODUCE
Written by In the Lab on 24/02/2021
As we all know, the music industry is heavily male-saturated. Let’s take a look at producer numbers based on gender:
According to results found in a 2018 study by Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, female producers accounted for just 2% of 300 songs released over the six years leading up to 2018 which is equivalent to a ratio of 49 males to every 1 female, which is insane!
In a more up to date report in 2019 via Statista, female producers account for 5% of the music industry in the US and whilst it can be agreed that this number has more than doubled, from 2.3% in 2018, there is still a major amount of progress to be made.
Nonetheless, more and more women have taken it upon themselves to learn the ropes whilst breaking down the multiple demeaning beliefs of women in the industry. One being, that women can’t be just as good as, if not better than, men in the studio.
There are so many untold stories of the unfair experiences that women encounter whilst in these spaces. Here, In The Lab, we strongly believe that audio production is a talent that one can learn and be great at, regardless of their gender.
However, we will be using our platform to focus on and highlight women producers via interviews which will be aired every other Sunday on our show, which runs from 9-11PM.
Men, make space for the women, or not, they’re coming anyway.
#Women Who Produce.