Journal article

Experiences and perceptions of gender in the Australian music industry

Hannah Fairlamb, Bianca Fileborn

Perfect Beat: the Pacific journal of research into contemporary music and popular culture | Equinox Publishing | Published : 2020


This article reports results from an online survey (n=207) about experiences and perceptions of gender from those working in the Australian music industry. Taking a feminist approach, theory on gender and hegemonic masculinity is used to discuss power in a gendered context in this industry. Literature shows women and girls experience a range of difficulties in the music industry worldwide, such as negative assumptions about their skill levels. The small body of research on gender and the Australian music industry has discussed topics such as the forgetting of women in Australian popular music history. Results reported in this article show that women’s worst experiences most often related to ..

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