Believe and TuneCore Celebrate International Women's Day with Study: BE THE CHANGE: Gender Equity in Music

In honor of International Women’s Day, Believe, one of the world’s leading digital music companies, and TuneCore, the leading development partner for self-releasing artists, have officially released the results of the fourth annual study, BE THE CHANGE: Gender Equity in Music. 

For this year’s study, leading market intelligence and consulting firm MIDiA Research surveyed more than 4,100 members of the music industry—with a predominant focus on creators—in an effort to better understand their struggles and provide tangible strategies to help them overcome their challenges. Of the thousands of respondents surveyed, more than 35% self-identified as female or gender expansive, with over 75% responding from outside of the United States, providing a truly global snapshot of the music industry. 

With a foreword written by Academy Award and Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge, the 2024 BE THE CHANGE: Gender Equity in Music study yields insights into the prevalence of and sentiment surrounding issues in the music industry including gender-based discrimination, sexual assault and harassment, income disparity, industry departure, and more.

The full study is available for download now HERE.