(From Rolling Stone)–A new study by the University of California – Annenberg School of Journalism finds that over the last six years, women have been vastly underrepresented in popular music. Between 2012 and 2017, 1,239 artists worked on 600 songs. Only about one-fifth of this group were female, the study finds. And the culprit, the findings suggest, may be in the recording studio.

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This is nothing new for those who work in the music industry. Gender disparities behind the scenes have been operating for decades, if not entire generations. Age old business foils, such as nepotism, cronyism and the good ol’ boy network is just part of the problem. When it comes to workplace discrimination for woman, sexism is a rampant. Confronting stereotypes and biases, as well as sexual assaults and emotional violence is paramount. But there’s no easy fix to these patterns of oppression.

Learn more at the Beyond Diversity Resource Center.

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