Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

RAH releases gender inequality report

4:02, 7th December 2017

The Royal Albert Hall has released a report on gender inequality and discrimination in the music industry.

Of the 2,000 British adults who were questioned about gender inequality, a third believe there is sexism in the industry, and almost a third of respondents aged 18-24 feel that women don’t have the same opportunities as men when it comes to breaking into the music industry.

40% of women feel the industry is dominated by men, and 45% believe that women are objectified within the music industry. 36% of women feel there is sexism within the music industry, but just 17% of men said the same.

The research comes in advance of the RAH’s Women and the Hall festival, which will examine the roles of women in Britain – past, present and future – from January to April 2018.

The event will mark the centenary of women winning the vote, and will celebrate the role women have played in shaping the history of both the Hall and the country, and engaging with some of the issues they face today.



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