Female representation in the music industry has remained bleak as the number ratio of female artists has been known to drop over the years. According to a USC study conducted from 2012 to 2022, women comprised a total 21.6% of all artists, 12.6% of all songwriters, and 2.6% of all producers. Across the nine-year sample, statistics for women of color producers looked especially grim as researchers found a 180:1 ratio of non-white female producers to white male producers.
This National Women’s History Month, we’re tackling those startling gender ratios with action and inciting much-needed industry change with Girls Make Beats.
Get to Know Girls Make Beats
Girls Make Beats is a not-for-profit organization that empowers girls by expanding the female presence of music producers, DJs, and audio engineers. Girls Make Beats (GMB) works with girls ages 5-17 and hosts educational seminars, summer camps, industry panels, and networking events. GMB helps girls further their careers as music producers, DJs, and audio engineers by providing courses on industry-leading hardware and software. GMB also serves as an outlet for girls to unite and collaborate within the music industry.
With a presence growing globally, Girls Make Beats ® is dedicated to creating real-world opportunities for girls to break barriers in the music industry.
How You Can Help Close the Gap
All throughout March, we’ll be sharing stories, beats, and interviews in partnership with Girls Make Beats to help raise awareness and highlight some of the amazing girls that are making moves through Girls Make Beats.
In addition, Girls Make Beats is now an official Beats4Love organization that you can donate a portion of your beat proceeds to. You can support the next generation of female music producers by adding Girls Make Beats as a collaborator on your track. Whatever sales you earn will be directly donated to Girls Make Beats.