Buma/Stemra wants to improve the position of women in music
The research, which will be presented on Thursday 5 April in Nieuwspoort, The Hague, has yielded valuable insights into barriers for female songwriters. For example, there appears to be a shortage of role models and the statement “The music world is a real man’s world” is confirmed by three quarters of the female participants.
“We’re here for all authors and publishers in the Netherlands, regardless of gender, origin or age,” says Buma/Stemra CEO Wim van Limpt. “If research shows that there are barriers for certain groups to work in this industry, we should act on that.”
Following the results, Buma/Stemra will form a working group consisting of female authors and employees of the organization. This group will dive deeper into the issue and continue to create a plan to improve the position of female authors.