women in music

Features

Why Being in a Group Labelled as “All-Female” Isn’t a Weakness

The members of global collective GRRRL work in male-dominated genres in countries where women's basic rights are still up for debate.
Tshepo Mokoena
4.9.18
Features

The Dollars and Desperation Silencing #MeToo in Music

Sexual misconduct is built into the foundation of the music industry. Our data and the stories of over two dozen women show how culture and labor conditions create a perfect storm for abuse.
Andrea Domanick
3.16.18
Op-Eds

As an Industry Insider, I Know There's More We Can Do for Women

Beyoncé songwriter and non-profit founder Carla Marie Williams on how we should inspire young girls to work behind-the-scenes in music too.
Carla Marie Williams
3.8.18
Features

Why a Women’s Strike in the Music Industry Is Much Gutsier Than it Seems

An interview with publicist and business owner Judy Miller Silverman about women in the music industry and her decision to go on strike.
Rachel Kraus
3.8.17
Noisey News

Wireless Festival is For Teens (But Apparently Not For Women!)

With headliners Chance the Rapper, Skepta and The Weeknd, so far the festival has only announced five acts that include women.
Lauren O'Neill
2.23.17
International Women's Day 2016

Why Now Is Actually a Great Time for Women in Music

Women have always had a voice in music, and it has been getting louder and louder. Now, it’s almost deafening.
Emma Garland
3.8.16
Op-Eds

This is My Reality as a Woman Music Journalist

Looking back, I realize that I’ve accepted inappropriate behavior from male subjects and disregard from male editors because I was just grateful to be there in the first place.
Lina Lecaro
12.30.15
Features

Tinashe on Making Music, Breaking into the Boys' Club, and Touring With Justin Bieber

The rising R&B star talks detention, the first time she got drunk and life in a girl band in this Noisey Shoot.
11.29.14
Longreads Or Whatever

British Rock Didn't Know How Much It Needed a Frontwoman Until Now

If Becca McIntyre of Marmozets keeps refusing to give a shit, she might finally end the big old cock fest.
Hannah Ewens
11.26.14