Statistics documenting gender diversity in music and audio production have shown audio domains to be overwhelmingly white and cis male across a range of audio industry sectors (Born & Devine, 2015; Dobson, 2018; Gavanas & Reitsamer, 2013; Smith, Choueiti, & Pieper, 2018, female:pressures’ facts survey 1 ). This situation can reinforce assumptions that associate masculinity and technology (Leonard, 2017), where women are believed to understand less while simultaneously being subjected to a higher standard – to a kind of ‘super-surveillance’ (Puwar, 2004: 92). Drawing from a series of 18 interviews conducted with Berlin-based womxn 2 (Gourd, 2018) music producers, this chapter explores some of the ways in which this male and homogenous space becomes a complex terrain for women.
|Title of host publication||Gender in Music production|
|Editors||Russ Hepworth-Sawyer, Jay Hogson, Liesl King, Mark Marrington|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon & New York|
|Number of pages||17|
|ISBN (Print)||9781138613362, 9781138613379|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Apr 2020|
|Name||Perspectives on Music Production|