Upon doing research for the upcoming EDMBiz Conference & Expo, one particular panel has caught my eyes. That as evident by this post's title, 'Beyond the Boys' Club: What's Next for Women in Dance Music'. The prevalence of the topic of gender equality in many different industries is a hot button issue, and many have different perspectives on such topic. However, for a genre of music that has been growing in popularity exponentially in the United State over the past 10 years, this topic is repetitively new to discuss.
From the DJ/artists to the industry leaders, men are well represented. According to the panel description, the panel hopes to discuss this in further detail as well as find ways for others to keep the discussion going. This panel is one step in getting a discussion going, but is this panel going to help make changes happen? Or will we continue to debate this topics in the next 10 years?
Depending on your perspective, and what sub-genre you gravitate towards, you are wondering why such discussion exists or does not exist. With the main focus being on the music or what most fans claim the focus is, the sense of unity should welcome people from all walks of life.
What will it take for the Electronic Music Dance business to have gender equality?