By Lingxiu Chong
This #TBT, here’s one for the ladies. No, we’re not talking about the ones on stage and in the magazines, but the talented, determined women producers who have done great work in the studio, and yet received far less recognition than their male counterparts. As often as women performers are celebrated, it’s a different story for those who choose to work on the other side of the mix board. Kat George’s article “Where are the Female Music Producers?” on Medium makes it very clear that it’s time for the music production industry to face up to a gender imbalance with some hard facts:
In this year’s GRAMMY Awards, no female producer has made the cut for a Producer of the Year, Non-Classical nomination. That, unfortunately, is nothing new. Since it was introduced in 1974, only six women have been nominated in the category.
We’re constantly inspired by women in music who don’t let gender stereotypes get in the way of striving and excelling in their craft. So take a deeper look at the reasons why women producers, mixers, designers and editors don’t participate or receive due recognition for their work in the production studio. Chances are, you’re already familiar with some of their work!
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