The Department of Arts, Culture and Media in connection with the research project Exploring Gender Barriers in the (Dutch) Music Industry funded by the NWO KIEM (Creative Industry – Knowledge Innovation Mapping) at the University of Groningen is pleased to announce a two-day symposium to be held on May 17-18, 2019. The symposium will bring together both scholars and industry professionals to share insights on the topic of Gender Dynamics in the Music Industry. The intention is to share resources and create a dialogue to better address the lack of gender parity within the music industry. Further, we seek to extend to discussion to fields connected to, but not exclusive to the (relatively better researched) performance sphere. We welcome scholars and industry professionals from all genders and from all genres of music from classical to folk and popular.
Proposals are invited especially on these five topics but other related topics will also be considered: 1. Gender quotas in music festivals and music podiums/stages, 2. Gendered dynamics behind the scenes, 3. Discourses on gender in music industry platforms, 4. Policy approaches towards gender dynamics in the music industry, 5. Gendered facets of music education/training