Panel: Women in Music and MediaPanel
- Day 1 (Sunday 4 March)
- 13:00 - 13:45
- The Great Hall, Manchester Town Hall
There are many statistics that show the reality of women’s representation in music and media. The Music Impact and Footprint Report (2008) shows that up to 77% of workers in some sectors of the music industry are male. It shows that women are more highly qualified but earn less.
• 71% of the performances at Glastonbury 2010 were by all-male acts; performances by men outnumbered performances by women 6:1.
• Of the albums shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize over the past decade, albums by men outnumber albums by women more than 2:1.
• Just 1.6% of the conductors and 4.1% of the composers who feature in the 2010 BBC Proms are female.
• On the Guardian’s Music Power 100 in the UK (2011) only 4 out of over 100 people listed are women.
How hard is it to succeed in the music or media industry as a woman? What are the challenges and barriers? How do you overcome them? Does positive discrimination exist? We ask a panel of successful women all operating in traditionally male environments to share their experiences.
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