Women in the Studio - Creativity, Control and Gender in Popular Music Sound Production, 1st Edition
The field of popular music production is overwhelmingly male dominated.
Here, Paula Wolfe discusses gendered notions of creativity and examines the significant under-representation of women in studio production. Wolfe brings an invaluable perspective as both a working artist-producer and as a scholar, thereby offering a new body of research based on interviews and first-hand observation. Wolfe demonstrates that patriarchal frameworks continue to form the backbone of the music industry establishment but that women’s work in the creation and control of sound presents a potent challenge to gender stereotyping, marginalization and containment of women’s achievements that is still in evidence in music marketing practices and media representation in the digital era. ©2019, 224 pages
1.The Music Industry and Gender
2. Music Production and Gender
3. Self-production, Music technology and Gender
4.New Industry and Gender
5. Media Representation and Gender
"A fascinating and timely book that explores the role of female producers in the music industry – both as DIY artists and in commercial studios. Wolfe reveals through in-depth interviews and analysis that female producers are a growing community, but they are still under-represented in the media, and marginalised by a music press that ignores their work amid a gendered discourse appealing to a male audience. An artist-producer herself, Wolfe presents a crucial insider view. Read it now!"
– Lucy O’Brien, author of She Bop: The definitive history of women in popular music (2013)