Cardi B and Nicki Minaj Join Forces to Create More Opportunities for Women in Music

While female recording artists have always been at the forefront of the music industry, it’s behind the scenes where things gets a bit more scarce. In fact, according to Dr. Stacy Smith’s USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative study, only 2 percent of music producers and 3 percent of engineers/mixers within the music industry are women.

Thankfully, the recently announced Producer and Engineering Inclusion Initiative is looking to jumpstart those abysmal numbers by confronting the rampant gender inequality that permeates the music industry.

And it’s backed by some pretty heavy names: The aforementioned Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and a host of other artists, producers such as “4:44″ beatsmith No I.D. and Salaam Remi, record labels such as Atlantic Records, Def Jam, and RCA, managers and management companies such as Scooter Braun and Quincy Jones Productions, and agencies such as Roc Nation, William Morris Endeavor, and She Is The Music.


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