women in music


Why Being in a Group Labeled “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.


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.


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.


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

Artists Anna Bulbrook and Francisca Valenzuela discuss the triumphs and challenges of making non-male space in the music industry. Get ready for Girlschool 2018 this weekend with Noisey's exclusive playlist.


The Rapper Mentoring the Next Generation of Female Producers

Dai Burger believes that when it comes to music production, young girls are "overlooked and undernourished." Her new 'Where My Girls' initiative is working to change that.


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.


Rick Ross Has Apologized for His Comments About Female Rappers

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


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.


Queen of Folk Joan Baez on the Power of Political Art

The legendary activist and folk singer discusses feminism, Trump ("a scoundrel in every possible sense of the word"), and the importance of taking political action.


Musician Asmara on What It's Like to Break Out and Do Your Own Thing

Los Angeles-based DJ Asmara, aka Asma Maroof, loves digging through old beats to find inspiration for fresh new sounds. Now that she's breaking out on her own, she reflects on how her past has helped to shape her dreams for the future.


R&B Duo Nina Sky Serve Us the Hottest Make-Out Tracks

We caught up with the extremely chill twin sisters to talk about playing shows worldwide, family values, and how "Move Ya Body" was only the beginning for them.