Women Who Rock! (On the Still Male-Dominated Business Side of Indie Rock) 

Still a Man's Game?


While Rolling Stone’s “Women Who Rock” cover stories seem more dated with each passing year—their underlying theme of “girls can do it too!” thankfully no longer novel enough to warrant a designated issue—a far less talked-about gender discrepancy in the music industry prevails. For whatever reason, the amount of women working behind the scenes, whether it be in studio production, talent buying, label management, journalism or any of the other backstage facets that make the industry go ‘round, has not increased at the same rate as women in front of the mic or behind an instrument. Not even close, it seems.

To draw attention to the tipped scale on the business side of things, we talked to six of the most secretly influential women in the Brooklyn music scene—those who are very clearly helping dictate what bands we listen to—about their experiences as often being the only woman in the room.

Photos by Aaron Richter and Lee O’Connor

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