THE FANDOM DIARIES, PT 1 OUT NOW

On the first episode of Fandom Diaries, we spoke to Christina, Tara, and Edith — 3 dedicated fans of pop music about their experience of being a non-male fan & what it means to them. Check it out on YouTube!

EMPOWERING THE FUTURE OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

Girls Behind the Rock Show is dedicated to providing empowering and meaningful opportunities for people of marginalized genders pursuing a career in the music industry.

WHO WE ARE

GBTRS was founded on the principle of identifying and breaking down barriers for women and gender-nonconforming people in the music industry. We are dedicated to helping artists and bands drive empowerment and diversity in productive and positive ways, and promoting these initiatives throughout the culture of the music scene.

We believe that when everyone has a voice, opportunity flourishes. We empower education through the creation of programs to give people the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

IDENTIFYING THE BARRIERS

The USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative reports that across 800 popular songs on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart from 2012-2019…

%

FEMALE PERFORMERS

%

FEMALE SONGWRITERS

%

FEMALE PRODUCERS

A survey conducted by Berklee College of Music reported that out of 2,000 female music industry professionals….

%

REPORTED HAVING BEEN TREATED DIFFERENTLY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY DUE TO THEIR GENDER

%

REPORTED HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION AS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE FACING WOMEN IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

%

REPORTED THAT THEIR GENDER AFFECTED THEIR EMPLOYMENT IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

Professional practices that have helped women advance the most in the music industry include…

  • MENTORSHIP 21% 21%
  • NETWORKING 19% 19%
  • EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE 12% 12%
  • SUPPORT SYSTEM 11% 11%

BREAKING THE BARRIERS

We host a community and networking group of over

YOUNG MUSIC INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

to foster inclusion, diversity, and community within the music industry.

%

OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS* HAVE FOUND PAID WORK OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH US

*from a survey conducted of 700 members

We’ve placed over

WOMEN AND GENDER DIVERSE MUSIC INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

in hands-on educational opportnities around North America.

WORDS FROM OUR COMMUNITY

“As a Roadie for a Day, I was able to help with various tasks and learn different aspects of what goes into a live event and the day-to-day process of tour production. I greatly appreciated the opportunity to step into the music world, outside of the classroom, as a beginner to gain insight and talk to professionals.”

Laura C.

Roadie for a Day Participant

I was having a hard time finding industry work prior to this and had even debated taking another career path, but the Roadie for a Day program re-inspired me. It gave me an incredible learning experience that I would have never had the opportunity to partake in if it wasn’t for GBTRS. I cannot thank GBTRS and the Doll Skin crew enough for giving me such an amazing opportunity that has now helped me book other jobs.”

Sydney S.

Roadie for a Day Participant

Girls Behind the Rock Show has created a community of empowering women who are eager to offer advice, feedback, and answers to other women at all levels of experience in the industry. I know that no matter what situation I end up in, I have a network of kind, dependable women who can back me up and help me out.

Kelly F.

Networking Group Member

HELP US CHANGE THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

Be a part of our mission to make the music industry an inclusive place for all by making a donation to support our programs and initiatives.