Women in the Studio: Creativity, Control and Gender in Popular Music Sound Production

1st Edition

Paula Wolfe

Published July 8, 2019
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9781472474872 - CAT# Y258575
Series: Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series


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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, marginalisation and containment of women’s achievements that is still in evidence in music marketing practices and media representation in the digital era.

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