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.
Tshepo Mokoena

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.
Andrea Domanick

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.
Carla Marie Williams
Festivals 2018

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.
Andrea Domanick
Noisey News

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.
Lauren O'Neill
Noisey News

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.
Lauren O'Neill
International Women's Day 2016

Why Now Is Actually a Great Time for Women in Music

Women have always had a voice in music, and it has been getting louder and louder. Now, it’s almost deafening.
Emma Garland

A Month-by-Month Break Down of Music Industry Misogyny in 2015

2015 was a banner year for music industry-related sexism and misogyny. Here's a breakdown of some of the most egregious examples.
Annie Zaleski

This is My Reality as a Woman Music Journalist

Looking back, I realize that I’ve accepted inappropriate behavior from male subjects and disregard from male editors because I was just grateful to be there in the first place.
Lina Lecaro

Canadian Label Genero Sound is Adding a Feminine Thread to the Electronic Music Tapestry

We premiered a new video from the all-female label, whose mission statement is to offer diverse musical avenues for women.
Maya-Roisin Slater
Longreads Or Whatever

How Marmozets' Becca McIntyre is Shaking Up British Rock's Gender Imbalance

If Becca McIntyre of Marmozets keeps refusing to give a shit, she might finally end rock's big old cock fest.
Hannah Ewens

Tinashe on Making Music, Breaking into the Boys' Club, and Touring With Justin Bieber

The rising R&B star talks detention, the first time she got drunk and life in a girl band in this Noisey Shoot.
Grace Medford