Taylor Swiftâ€™s newest single, â€œLook What You Made Me Do,â€� is really a lock to land at No. 1 on Billboardâ€™s Hot 100 singles chart, making it the 1st cut this yr by a solo female artist to reach the pinnacle of the tally.
However while thereâ€™s been some talk of a scarcity of women atop the charts in 2017, the same attention is never given to the shortage of women behind the scenes within the music business. Although loads of hits are being written by women, its highly unlikely in that any of these songs have been produced or engineered by one.
Contemplate this: No lady has ever won the distinguished producer of the yr, non-classical Grammy within the awardâ€™s 52 years of time of time of existence, & solely six have ever been nominated. In reality, by many estimates, solely 5% of producers & engineers working within the business today are female.
Changing these figures is seen as key to diversifying pop music, & itâ€™s additionally the driving force behind San Francisco-based nonprofit Womenâ€™s Audio Mission, which provides hands-on training in audio engineering & the recording arts.
â€œWomenâ€™s Audio Mission makes use of music & media & an unimaginable â€˜carrotâ€™ of a training surroundings â€“ the one skilled recording studio on the planet built & run by women â€“ to appeal to over 1,200 under-served women & girls yearly to … artistic technology research,â€� the organizationâ€™s mission assertion reads.
When singer-songwriter Tinashe started working with different producers she was shocked at how typically collaborators have been stunned she knew learn how to navigate a studio.
â€œThere was this underestimating in that was occurring being young & female on the production & technical side of things,â€� she recalled. â€œThe incontrovertible fact in that I had all of this data and will instruct engineers on what I wanted [things] to sound like & be very particular â€” it threw some people for a loop & opened their eyes a bit.â€�
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