She's Speaking exists to create forums/spaces where women's voices and artistry can be heard by all people through live music events, our YouTube channel featuring women artists, our livestream concerts and more.
We recognize that women are unrepresented across all aspects of the music industry and that women’s voices and stories need to be heard. We aim to educate ourselves and others about gender inequality in the music industry. Here are some interesting studies, recent articles, and links about women in the music industry. As you can see, we've all got work to do!
"Popular music is still missing female voices" - article from University of Southern California Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. The USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative is the leading think tank in the world studying diversity and inclusion in entertainment through original research and sponsored projects.
Women In The Mix Study - National Recording Academy’s (Grammys) recent study on the experiences and socio-economic landscape of women and gender-expansive individuals working in the American music industry.
"Women in Music Feel Overworked & Underpaid: Takeaways From Inaugural ‘Women in the Mix’ Study" - Billboard Magazine article
"Women Artists Lose Out When Algorithms Help Book Events" - Vice article
"Here’s just how few women got played on the radio last year" - The Correspondent article
"Female Artists Speak Out Against Music Industry Sexism at SXSW" - The Daily Beast article
Women Making Music Study: Sexual Harassment Is ‘By Far The Most Widely Cited Problem’ - Billboard Magazine article
BOOK MORE WOMEN - The inspiration behind #bookmorewomen is the pervasive gender imbalance that currently plagues music festivals. The goal is to provide a visual representation of the problem, start conversations, track progress, and work towards better representation on future lineups.
AMPLIFY HER VOICE - Amplify Her Voice is a dynamic organization that boldly advocates for gender equality in the music industry. We advance women’s careers through educational, networking, and creative opportunities by providing our community with valuable events, programs, and support to not just work, but thrive in the music industry.
SIREN NATION - Siren Nation is a nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon, dedicated to amplifying the voices of women in the arts. Siren Nation promotes the original work of diverse women artists by creating year-round performance, exhibition, and educational opportunities.