‘You are left flailing to try and look after yourself’: the music industry still constrains mothers’ careers

The Conversation,
04 September 2023, Australia

Women participate in Australia’s music industries – as musicians and workers – at rates well below men. On average, women receive less airplay on Australian radio, less pay and less representation on music boards, awards and line-ups than their male counterparts.

Understanding why women might leave their music careers and what could bring them back is an important part of solving the puzzle to increase their participation.