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'Women in the Mix': How navigating the music industry is more difficult for women

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 11:50am
Updated: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 2:11pm

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Erin Barra

The music industry — whether one is a performer, producer, booker, instructor or in the category of countless other jobs — is difficult and challenging to be a part of. The challenges are magnified if you’re in a lower-level position or just starting out. And a new report called "Women in the Mix" indicates all of that is made even harder if one is a woman or gender expansive.

The report’s author is Erin Barra who, among other things, is director of popular music at Arizona State University.

The Show spoke with her and began the conversation by asking whether she was discouraged by the results that showed how hard the music industry is on women.

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