According to a 2022 study by USC Annenberg, women make up less than 3% of music producing positions across the Billboard 100 Year-End Charts over the past decade. Despite an increase in industry initiatives to move towards parity, the progress of the last 10 years has been minimal.
Fortunately, a whole new class of women music artists are rising up and blazing new sonic trails. Dive into the sounds of some of our favorite contemporary women music producers & sound designers from across the globe, each of whom are pushing their respective genres to the cutting edge of sound.
Listen's Senior Producer Lisa Persson put together a Spotify playlist highlighting some of the top women music producers within the past decade. From ambient to electronic or breakbeat, this playlist has a taste of everything - enjoy, and hopefully you'll discover a new favorite.