I bet you can’t think of many. It’s pretty incredible with all of the female artists at the top of the charts these days that there aren’t more women behind the scenes. There’s at least one organization trying to change that.
From the site:
Women’s Audio Mission is a San Francisco based, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts. In a field where women are chronically under-represented (less than 5%), WAM seeks to “change the face of sound” by providing hands-on training, experience, career counseling and job placement to women and girls in media technology for music, radio, film, television and the internet. WAM believes that women’s mastery of music technology and inclusion in the production process will expand the vision and voice of media and popular culture.
Less than 5%? Think of all of those Katy Perry, Ke$ha, and Taylor Swift songs your kid sister likes so much. They’re all produced by middle-aged dudes!
Check out the site.