ARTICLE REBLOG – Reflections on music technology & gender

This is how it should work.
Set up a tiny website about an important issue and eventually one or two people like what you are doing and follow you. I visit their blogs and discover sites , articles and organisations of interest to me (and hopefully others). New connections and getting the voices heard to a wider audience. Here is my Discovery Today – Attack / Decay website. Will be posting more in the future : ))


An early morning cup of tea with a couple of my female co-workers – one of whom is a trained sound engineer – ended up turning into a deep and lengthy discussion about the gender politics of the music industry; specifically why women tend to be under-represented in the world of electronic music production and technology. It’s a question I’ve been reflecting on lately, (in the gaps between writing posts), noticing the patterns within my own writing, and the dominance of men in many of the events I write about.


The proliferation of relatively cheap music production software, as well as the ease of distributing music through online platforms, should represent a democratisation of music-making. The days of requiring large amounts of expensive analogue equipment and access to studios to produce an album are long gone. With even the most rudimentary studio set up, it is now possible…

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