Gender and Music: Gender Roles and the Music Industry


  • Cihan TABAK Harran Üniversitesi



Gender Inequalities, Gender roles, Music Industry


The complex relationship between gender and the music industry, especially in gender roles, spans a wide range of areas from music production to theatre to career opportunities. Historical context, current and research on its breadth continues to shed light on gender inequalities that continue to plague fieldwork.

In this article, gender representation in music plays a significant part, emphasizing how widespread gender preconceptions are and how they manifest in both art and daily life. Perceptions of musical aptitude and career choices are significantly influenced by social norms and expectations, gender roles in music, and gender roles in general.

Given these difficulties, it is crucial to discuss and contest the gender roles that persist in the music business. It's essential that workable to create fair and inclusive surroundings that supports every body's development and achievement, regardless of gender. This article acknowledges the importance of recognizing and actively addressing key issues such as gender structure, representation, the gender pays gap, the leadership gap, and the overall need for greater inclusion. It also highlights the importance of these areas for further research and steps that can be used for improvement.

A more thorough investigation of gender's place in the workplace and its effects on various facets of the industry is warranted given the intricate relationship between gender and the music industry. The music industry can foster a climate that empowers and supports all musicians, regardless of gender, via recognising and addressing gender inequities, fostering inclusivity, and taking proactive actions in the direction of extra gender equality.


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How to Cite

TABAK, C. (2023). Gender and Music: Gender Roles and the Music Industry. WORLD WOMEN STUDIES JOURNAL, 8(1), 49–58.