women in music


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

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 labour conditions create a perfect storm for abuse.
Andrea Domanick

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
Festivals 2018

Welcome to Girlschool, the Festival and Community Bringing Equality Centre Stage

Artists Anna Bulbrook and Francisca Valenzuela discuss the triumphs and challenges of making non-male space in the music industry.
Andrea Domanick
Noisey News

A New Campaign Is Tackling the Music Industry's Gender Imbalance

Festival Republic and PRS Foundation are launching ReBalance, which hopes to give woman musicians and engineers a leg up.
Lauren O'Neill
Noisey News

Rick Ross Has Apologised for His Comments About Female Rappers

He'd said he'd never signed woman artists because he'd probably have sex with them.
Lauren O'Neill
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
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

A Month-by-Month Break Down of Music Industry Misogyny in 2015

2015 was a banner year for music industry-related sexism and misogyny. Here's a breakdown of some of the most egregious examples.
Annie Zaleski

This is My Reality as a Woman Music Journalist

Looking back, I realise that I’ve accepted inappropriate behaviour from male subjects and disregard from male editors because I was just grateful to be there in the first place.
Lina Lecaro
Festivals 2015

It’s Not Just Reading and Leeds, Women Are Under-Represented in Every Festival Line-Up

Coachella, Download, Slam Dunk, T in the Park - they're all lacking in female artists. So we've provided an exhaustive list of people who could play.
Ryan Bassil
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.