Raquel Serra


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The purpose of this research is to investigate reasons behind gender disparity in the music industry and the efforts being done to counter it. This study will approach the wider structures of gender stereotypes and occupational segregation in society, and dive in specifically in the music industry’s gender gaps to understand masculine hegemony in the sector, relying both on literature and quantitative data collected in the recent past in Europe, the UK and the USA. The paper will also investigate historical feminist resistance methods for participation and space-claiming, such as the Riot Grrrl scene and the creation of girls-only spaces, followed by an overview of the historical exclusion of genderqueer individuals from these scenes. The literature review is supported by interviews with music industry experts in the subject of diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Valencia (Spain) Campus

Gender Diversity in the Music Industry - How is the Music Industry dealing with Gender Disparity?