What are the key issues facing women who aspire to succeed within the modern British music industry

Howard, Padraig (2013) What are the key issues facing women who aspire to succeed within the modern British music industry. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this project is to explore the challenges that face women who aspire to obtain, or already have, careers within the three fields of performance, composition and the production of music, and to examine if there are any existing gender differences that are present in modern music. This will include whether or not sexism is still prominent within the industry, as well as the effect that technological advances have had on the number of women working in the fields of performance, songwriting and production. I will also be examining cultural differences, and exploring the varying issues for women in music from countries outside of the United Kingdom. As Kruse (1999, pg. 22) states, “the relationship between women and popular music has become a popular site of academic analysis, particularly in the past fifteen years”. Through this study, which includes academic research, an online questionnaire (see fig. 1) and interviews with women working at differing levels within the music industry, I hope to discover and discuss the issues that face a woman who aspires to succeed within the modern British music industry.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2013 15:24
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:24
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/12321

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