A Seat at the Table Market Research Agency Presents:
A Perspective on Women of Color in the Music Business
2022 Annual Report
Includes In-depth Insight Into:
- Career Development
- Confidence & Security
- Roles & Responsibilities
- Opportunities for Change
"Barriers to entry play a significant role in access afforded to women of color in the music industry. With xx% being introduced to the music business through unpaid internships, the lack of direct relationships have caused xx% of women of color to rely on hiring staff within music companies to secure placement. Although [hidden] (xx.xx%) of WOC believe that a college-degree was even necessary for their current line of work, xx% of women of color have earned at least one degree of higher education with [hidden] (xx.xx%) receiving a Bachelor’s degree. This perhaps speaks to the values that marginalized groups of people place on education in societies where it is used as a form of systemic oppression."
A Seat at the Table: A Perspective on Women of Color in the Music Business
A Seat at the Table: A Perspective on Women of Color in the Music Industry is a response to the spaces being held to create opportunities for change. A bridge to bring insight into the lives of whom have been silenced as we seek to find understanding amongst each other in the music community. The stories of those at the intersection of racial & gender biases are no longer just vehicles for profit, but a reckoning for ways in which to restore equity. With an open mind & heart, we heal as only music can do.
There are many nuances faced within intersectionality which may not be experienced by the larger public & thus warrants investigative action. In this study, we surveyed over 100 women of color around the world to discover challenges within various facets of their lives as they navigate the white male-dominated industry known as the music business. The following is a glimpse of their overall well-being as well as solutions for creating meaningful change.