Are Female Artists Being Drowned Out In Today’s World Of Pop Music?

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Despite outliers like Taylor Swift and Cardi B, only 14 percent of all songs to reach Billboard Top Ten status this year have been songs by women. Why are men dominating pop music in 2017, and are women being drowned out? This hour, a music and culture writer breaks down some of the factors behind the music.

Do you think women’s voices are being drowned out in today’s popular music? If so, what do you see as the implications….or consequences? What might it take to turn things around? Email us at You can also join the conversation by posting on WPR’s The Ideas Network Facebook page and tweeting to @WPRMornings.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Spencer Kornhaber Guest

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