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Only 13% of UK festival headliners in 2022 are women, study finds

A new study of UK festivals by BBC Newsbeat has found that only 13% of 2022's headliners are women.


A gender-focused analysis of 50 UK...

New book, This Woman's Work, celebrates music's pioneering women

A new book of essays is set to focus on the contributions of a number of women to various forms of music going back decades...

New London festival, Risen, celebrates the ‘divine feminine’ in dance music

A new one-day festival, Risen, will take place in London on 9th April. 


Running between midday and midnight across a number of venues in Hackney...

Their aim with 23by23 is to get record labels to commit to achieving at least 23% of women artists on their rosters by 2023

Rebekah and Sydney Blu have teamed up to launch a campaign to encourage record labels to add more women artists to their roster.

23by23's aim...

Live Nation reported one of the more significant gender pay gaps at 34.3%

Six major music companies - Universal Music, Warner Music, Sony Music, Spotify, Apple and Live Nation - have reported an average gender pay gap of...

It's part of the label's gender equality initiative, which launched in 2019

Hospital Records is putting on a Women In Drum & Bass event this Friday, 17th September.

Taking place as part of the record label's gender...

An Eckhaus Latta white silk dress, photos captured by Renata Raksha and Zoe Chait, and a number of original art works including pieces by video...

Collaborators and friends of the late visionary experimental pop musician, producer and cultural icon SOPHIE have launched an art auction, God Is Trans, to...

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to top this month. From experimental ambience and hardcore to UK rap and future-facing trance, here's May...

On her new release for London experimental electronic label TT, Pittsburgh’s VRBA wants to take you to another realm, somewhere that “makes you want to...

The scheme will offer production lessons, track feedback, industry advice to five upcoming artists

UK-based label Scuffed Recordings has announce an artist development scheme for women and gender non-conforming artists.

Aimed at addressing the gender imbalance in music production...

Sherelle and Anna Meredith will feature in the week-long online event

A new week-long programme of educational events for women and non-binary people looking to break into the music tech industry will take place at the...

After the murder of George Floyd in America reignited the Black Lives Matter movement worldwide, questions started to be asked about the lack of diversity...

The Manchester-based DJ spoke candidly with Anz about her experiences in the industry in our July issue. How has she fared since?

The ‘Dance...

Weaving polyrhythmic electronic drums and heady bass into multi-layered club tracks and atmospheric rap vocals, Planet Mu's Ziúr shakes up the Fresh Kicks series

When she was a teenager, one of Ziúr’s favourite bands was L7, the proto-riot grrrl group with a caustic sense of humour and melody. Growing...

Keychange has expanded to cover venues, management, broadcasters, orchestras and more... 

Over 250 organisations have pledged to tackle the music industry's gender imbalance. 

The announcement was made by the PRS Foundation, expanding on the Keychange pledge,...

Primavera Sound organisers say they are proof it can easily be done...

With the dust having settled on Primavera's two European festival outings for 2019 in Barcelona and Porto, organisers have begun reflecting on the line-up for...

But the Swedish event will not be penalised... 

The founder of women-only festival, Statement, has been found guilty of gender discrimination. 

The event took place in the Swedish city of Gothenburg in August...