“Women still missing from popular music,” says new Annenberg study

The third annual edition of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism music industry report again underscores the underrepresentation of women in music and the music industry.

“Women still missing from popular music,” according to the study.

The research assesses the gender and race/ethnicity of artists, songwriters and producers across the 800 top songs from 2012-2019 on the Hot 100 YearEnd Billboard Charts.

The results paint a damning picture of inclusivity in the music industry.

The study also assessed inclusion of nominees at the Grammys for the same time frame including all nominated artists for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist and Producer of the Year.

The gender gap at the Grammys is staggering as well, according to the report.

Read the full report here.

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