BRUCH chatted to Pat Sissons on BBC Radio Solent about their music, autism and gender inequality in the industry. What are you thoughts on this subject? Have you been affected negatively? Listen to the programme in full here.
You can also hear BRUCH’s track, Swear, after the interview (previously heard on BBC Introducing Solent). Jump to 1:37 to hear it, sandwiched between Kylie Minogue and Kirsty McColl…
#WomenInTheMix Is Gaining Support In Light Of New Study On Gender Gap In Music
As the one-year anniversary of #WomenInTheMix arrives, so do the latest USC Annenberg study results, shining new light on the progress—and problems—for women in music.
NATE HERTWECKGRAMMYS FEB 8, 2020 – 11:57 AM
One year ago, the Recording Academy and She Is The Music, in conjunction with the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force launched the #WomenInTheMix initiative to create a much-needed change in the music industry. According to a 2019 report from USC Annenberg only 2 percent of popular music is produced by women. In a moving new video, this alarming statistic is brought to life.
The video shows a 50-woman choir singing GRAMMY winner Alicia Keys new single, “Underdog,” while women begin to sit down one-by-one until only one woman remains standing and singing alone. She represents the 2 percent of popular music produced by women in a striking visual illustrating a lopsided reality in the music industry.
But since #WomenInTheMix launched, there has been improvement surge in support for the groundbreaking initiative. The initiative continues to gain steam and traction, with over 650 producers, labels, artists, agencies management companies and other stakeholders pledging to consider at least two women in the selection process every time a music producer or engineer is hired. It also asks working producers to agree to take issues of gender diversity within music’s technical fields into account when deciding who to mentor and hire for further development.