Abstract In 2012 a rapport from NIRAS concluded that the gender equality in the Danish music industry is a big issue. It showed that the industry is highly populated by men, that most of the gatekeepers, instrumentalists and students at the conservatories are men. Women on the other hand are mostly singers and rarely play an instrument. The rapport resulted in an initiative from the government to get more equality. It focused on getting the young girls involved in music and keep their interest. A proposition on gender registration at concert venues was also initiated. This however resulted in a heated debate and a distancing to the proposal. This paper investigates why the music industry is a question of gender. We’ve used theories of particularly Anne Lorentzen and Lucy Green to understand this. And by the help of our informants, who were all part of the music industry, we’ve established the issues that the women are facing in the Danish music industry and furthermore how to possibly change the gender inequality. These theories and empirical data has been the foundation for our discussion. We learnt that gender roles in music is historically determined and that there exists a homosocial brotherhood in the music industry which problematize the access for the women. Initiatives as Pop-Pilot and HUN SOLO are described as possible solutions, but we can conclude that for the time being gender registration will give the best result in a long term perspective, since it will establish focus on how big the issue is.
|Uddannelser||Performance-design, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||19 maj 2016|
|Vejledere||Rasmus Rex Pedesen|