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WOMAN is a collective of changemakers working to secure more marketshare, opportunities, resources, and equality for women in the music industry.

A little less talk. A lot more action.

We believe this is one of those issues that really is black and white. The country music industry is well aware of the concerns regarding its sexism, discrimination, and unsafe working situations. Despite the attention this issue has received, to date there has only been reticent acknowledgement of the problems that plague our industry. Leaders and leadership organizations have yet to publicly initiate meaningful actions that will lead to long-term solutions. We are on a mission to change that. The women of the music industry want MORE and we won’t stop until we get it.

 

The One Thing…

“The one thing I wanted to do more than anything else was sing country music.”

— Patsy Cline

Why is WOMAN needed?

The women of music got into the industry to perform, produce, play, or promote music. They did not get into it to wage a war against an unfair employment culture.

Our committed changemakers took up the cause and made a commitment to focus on what matters most: taking actions to secure more marketshare, opportunities, resources, and equality for the women of country music.

WOMAN believes that every story matters. In the business of "celebrity", it often seems like the only voices that are truly heard belong to the "biggest names" or the ones guaranteed to get the most clicks. Up-and-comers, songwriters, staffers, stars, support teams, executives, outliers and dreamers should all be able to expect a safe and equitable workplace.

WOMAN provides a place for women in music, at every level, to belong, be heard, and band together to say with a strong collective voice, "We want MORE."

The number one concern that we hear from women is a fear of retribution. Some of our changemakers choose to be known. Others support behind-the-scenes or in ways that make the most sense for the well-being of their personal, family, and career goals. Whatever your level of involvement, we welcome all contributions. The woman in our logo represents us all. Through her, we are able to speak with one voice. Boldly and with purpose.

Together, we are working to change the culture of the country music industry for the better.

Thank you for supporting our work.