On Aug 21st Linda and Nadia (Womxn In CTRL) published the UK Gender Disparity Data Radio report. Guardian ran the exclusive here: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/aug/21/female-british-artists-underrepresented-on-uk-radio-survey-finds

VIEW REPORT HERE https://www.canva.com/design/DAEE37rIDuc/-7R8D7lzU7EMdcnv9Snw3w/view


“An analysis of the Top 20 Most Played British Acts across British Radio Stations in the Period of June 2019-2020 and the Top 100 Radio Airplay chart in 2020”


·      81% of songs in the Top 100 Radio Airplay chart feature men

·   Female songwriters are credited on only 19% of songs in the Top 100

·      Only 3% of music producers in the Top 100 are womenPlease find below links to the official

Link to View the Report via Slide presentation (we recommend this): https://www.canva.com/design/DAEE37rIDuc/-7R8D7lzU7EMdcnv9Snw3w/view

Link to sharable links/downloadable images of report, social assets and PR here also:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9k2pkyzk09yixwj/AACqPE-D_G22mRfh2f_titl5a?dl=0
Instagram and Twitter asset imageshttps://www.dropbox.com/sh/9k2pkyzk09yixwj/AABoNPjlIRcC4CRC-ATjnWNia/SOCIAL%20ASSETS?dl=0&subfolder_nav_tracking=1

This ‘Gender Disparity Data Report’ looks at the gender disparity in UK Radio for British Domestic acts over 2 sections. The first section is an analysis of 31 individual radio stations, looking at the gender disparity present in the Top 20 most played songs by British artists, in Britain, over the period of June 1st 2019 to June 1st 2020. In the 31 stations, we have included the Top 10 and most listened to national, regional & local radio stations including the major legacy radio stations and genre-specific stations.

The 2nd part of the report is an analysis on the overall Top 100 Radio Airplay songs in 2020, from 01 Jan 2020 to 15 August 2020, in all radio stations combined, looking at the gender disparity for Solo Female, Solo Male and Collaborations

This Report is based on British domestic only artists and those whose songs are registered on Radiomonitor. Radiomonitor is the industry standard music airplay monitoring service used by Record labels, Management companies and PR companies in the music industry to evaluate the airtime allocated to artists/bands who have commercial releases in the British market, and whose music is issued to British radio seeking radio airplay. All the radio data in this report is taken from Radiomonitor. 

For the purpose of gender disparity reporting, all songs have been categorised as either Female, Male or Collab.

This report was compiled by music industry consultant & publicist Linda Coogan Byrne & Nadia Khan of Women In CTRL an NPO for women in music.

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