12 Jan U.K. MUSIC INDUSTRY IS STILL A MAN’S WORLD: WOMEN HOLD JUST 30 PERCENT OF EXECUTIVE JOBS
James Brown’s famously sang “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” in 1966. Fifty years later, the lyrics still hold true of the British music industry, according to a survey.
Just 30 percent of senior executive-level jobs in the U.K. recording industry are occupied by women. However, the number of women in intern/apprentice roles is 20 percent higher than men in similar roles.
The research was conducted by UK Music, the industry body that represents the interests of the British music scene, from individual artists to record labels and live music promoters.