FACTS 2013 – Numbers

electronic, pop, techno, dj-related counts… festival and label quotas as well as other numbers. these infos have been collected by female:pressure artists.

1. FESTIVALS

– AUSTRALIA

unsound Adelaide 2012 unsound.pl
total: 9 acts / female: 0 / mixed: 0 / male: 9

– AUSTRIA

Ars Electronica 2012 www.aec.at/thebigpicture
total: 130 / female: 32 / mixed: 3 / male: 95

e_may Festival 2012 www.e-may.org
total: 22 composers / female: 22 / male: 0
total: 8 paid commissions for compositions / female: 8 / male: 0
total: 18 acts / female: 9 / mixed: 8 / male: 1

music unlimited 2012 www.musicunlimited.at
total: 28 acts / female: 6 / mixed: 4 / male: 18

Springfestival 2013 www.springfestival.at
total: 74 acts / female: 2 / trans: 1 / mixed: 4 / male: 67

Urban Art Forms 2013 www.urbanartforms.com
total: 50 acts / female: 1 / mixed: 2 / male: 47

– BELGIUM

Dour Festival 2012 www.dourfestival.be
total: 232 acts / female: 5 / mixed: 17 / male: 210

I Love Techno 2012 ilovetechno.be
total: 37 acts / female: 0 / mixed: 1 / male: 36

– CANADA

Mutek Montreal 2012 www.mutek.org
total: 56 acts / female: 4 / mixed: 6 / male: 46

– CROATIA

LostTheory 2013 www.losttheoryfestival.com
total: 126 acts / female: 2 / mixed: 0 / male: 124

– CZECH REPUBLIC

Lunchmeat Festival 2012 www.lunchmeat.cz
total: 22 acts / female: 3 / mixed: 4 / male: 15

– DENMARK

Roskilde Festival 2011 roskilde-festival.dk
total: 226 acts / female: 14 / mixed: 23 / male: 189

SPOT Festival 2012 spotfestival.dk
total: 121 acts / female: 20 / mixed: 19 / male: 82
total: 41 seminar speakers / female: 11 / male: 30

– FINLAND

Flow Festival 2012 www.flowfestival.com
total: 133 acts / female: 7 / mixed: 24 / male: 102

– FRANCE

Les Femmes s’en Mêlent 2013 www.lfsm.net
total: 26 acts / female: 22 / mixed: 4 / male: 0

Nuits Sonores 2013 www.nuits-sonores.com
total: 167 acts / female: 12 / mixed: 9 / male: 146

– GERMANY

Berlin Festival 2012 www.berlinfestival.de
total: 87 acts / female: 12 / mixed: 9 / male: 66

c/o pop 2012 www.c-o-pop.de
total: 82 acts / female: 14 / mixed: 14 / male: 54

CTM Festival 2013 www.ctm-festival.de
total: 181 acts / female: 18 / mixed: 7 / unknown: 3 / male: 153

frameworks festival 2013 www.frameworks-festival.de
total: 9 acts / female: 1 / mixed: 0 / male: 8

Fusion Festival 2012 www.fusion-festival.de
total: 74 live acts / female: 4 / mixed: 3 / male: 67

Fusion Festival 2012 www.fusion-festival.de
total: 177 bands / female: 20 / mixed: 50 / male: 107

Krake Festival 2013 krake-festival.de
total: 37 acts / female: 4 / mixed: 0 / male: 33

Les Femmes s’en Mêlent 2011 berlin.lfsm.net
total: 13 acts / female: 10 / mixed: 3 / male: 0

Melt! Festival 2012 www.meltfestival.de
total: 59 main acts / female: 5 / mixed: 6 / male: 48

Wax Treatment Africa Special 2012 residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?358865
total: 31 acts / female: 0 / mixed: 1 / male: 30

– GEORGIA

unsound Tbilisi 2012 unsound.pl
total: 15 acts / female: 1 / mixed: 0 / male: 14

– JAPAN

Metamorphose 2012 www.metamo.info
total: 20 acts / female: 1 / mixed: 1 / male: 18

Sónar Sound Tokyo 2012 www.sonarsound.jp
total: 47 acts / female: 4 / mixed: 1 / male: 42

Taico Club 2012 taicoclub.com
total: 25 acts / female: 0 / mixed: 4 / male: 21

– NETHERLANDS

TodaysArt 2012 todaysart.org
total: 198 acts / female: 12 / mixed: 10 / male: 176

– NORWAY

Ekkofestivalen 2012 ekko.no
total: 29 acts / female: 1 / mixed: 3 / male: 25

BY:LARM 2013 www.bylarm.no
total: 134 acts / female 29 / mixed 13 / male 92

– POLAND

Les Femmes s’en Mêlent 2011 warsaw.lfsm.net
total: 9 acts / female: 7 / mixed: 2 / male: 0

unsound 2012 unsound.pl
total: 95 acts / female: 7 / mixed: 5 / male: 83

– PORTUGAL

Boom Festival 2012 www.boomfestival.org
total: 171 acts / female: 5 / mixed: 4 / unknown: 7 / male: 155

Neopop Festival 2012 www.neopopfestival.com
total: 48 acts / female: 3 / mixed: 0 / male: 45

– SPAIN

Mutek Espagne 2013 www.mutek.org
total: 24 acts / female: 1 / mixed: 1 / male: 22

Sónar 2013 www.sonar.es
total: 64 acts / female: 2 / mixed: 4 / male: 58

– SWEDEN

Norbergfestival 2012 www.norbergfestival.com
total: 78 acts / female: 12 / mixed: 0 / male: 62

Volt Festival 2013 www.voltfestivalen.se
total: 19 acts / female: 8 / mixed: 0 / male: 11

Volt Festival 2012 www.voltfestivalen.se
total: 18 acts / female: 5 / mixed: 1 / male: 12

– SWITZERLAND

Electron Festival  2013 www.electronfestival.ch
total: 97 acts / female: 6 / mixed: 6 / male: 85

– UNITED KINGDOM

50 Years of Minimalism 2012 www.kingsplace.co.uk
total repertoire:18 / female: 1 / mixed: 1 / male: 16
total performers: 9 /  female: 4 / male: 5

De Montfort electroacoustic concerts 2010  www.mti.dmu.ac.uk
curator: 1 male / guests: 2 male / symposium: 4 male
concert: 7 male + semiconductor (1 male, 1 female)
7 male performers / 2 female dancers

Electric Spring 2013 www.electricspring.co.uk
total: 15 acts / female: 1 / mixed: 0 / male: 14

F.O.N. Festival www.fonfestival.org
they had females headline, not 50/50 otherwise, but quite good

Future Everything  2013 futureeverything.org
total: 22 acts / female: 1 / mixed: 1 / male: 20

Instal 2010 arika.org.uk
total: 30 acts / female: 2 / mixed: 0 / male: 28

Sonorities 2013 www.sonorities.org.uk
total: 61 acts / female: 10 /  mixed: 1 / male: 50

Sound and Music 2012 – Extreme Rituals: A Schimpfluch Carnival 
total discussion participants: 15 / female: 2 / male: 13
total performance acts: 30 / female: 3 / male: 27

Sound and Music 2010 – Cut & Splice: Transmission
total repertoire: 10 / female: 0 / male: 10
total performers: 5 / female: 2 / male: 3

Supersonic Festival 2012 www.supersonicfestival.com
total: 113 acts / female: 8 / mixed: 5 / male: 100

– USA

Communikey 2013 cmky.org
total: 22 acts / female: 3 / mixed: 1 / male: 18

Electric Daisy Carnival New York 2012 electricdaisycarnival.com
total: 81 acts / female: 6 / mixed: 4 / male: 71

Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando 2012 electricdaisycarnival.com
total: 57 acts / female: 1 / mixed: 2 / male: 54

Movement 2013 http://movement.us
total: 77 acts / female: 8 / mixed: 1 / male: 68

San Francisco Electronic Music Festival 2000 – 2013 www.sfemf.org
total: 170 acts / female: 48 / mixed: 10 / male: 112

2. LABELS

– AUSTRIA

Comfortzone www.comfortzonemusic.com (label owner female)
female: 13 / trans  2 / mixed 3 / male  3

– DENMARK

RUMP Recordings facebook.com/rumprecordings
female: 1 / male: 10

– FRANCE

KITSUNE www.kitsune.fr
total: 8 acts / female: 0 / mixed: 1 / male: 7

BiP_HOp, www.bip-hop.com
female: 6 / mixed: 3 / male: 67

– GERMANY

Affin www.affinerecords.com
total: 140 releases / female: 1 / female remixers: 2 / male 139

BPITCH Control www.bpitchcontrol.de  (label owner female)
total: 37 acts / female: 10 / mixed: 5 / male: 25

Dial www.dial-rec.de
total: 18 acts / female: 1 / mixed: 1 / male: 16

DYNAMIC www.diynamic.com
total: 15 acts / female: 0 / mixed: 0 / male: 15

Karaoke Kalk www.karaokekalk.de
total: 70 releases / female: 3 / mixed: 10 / male: 57

Kalk Pets (a division of Karaoke Kalk)
total: 22 releases / female: 0 / mixed: 5 / male: 17

Kompakt www.kompakt.fm
total: 81 album releases / female: 2 / mixed: 2 / male: 77

monika enterprise www.monika-enterprise.de  (label owner female)
total: 77 releases / female: 50 / mixed: 23 / male: 4
total: 32 acts / female: 23 / mixed: 6 / male: 3

MORR music www.morrmusic.com
total: 58 acts / female: 4 / mixed: 14 / male: 40
total: 19 active artists / female: 4 / mixed: 6 / male: 9 (thanks to morrmusic)

RASTER-NOTON www.raster-noton.net
total: 52 releases / female: 2 / male: 50
total: 11 active artists / female: 1 / male: 10

Shitkatapult www.shitkatapult.com
total: 39 acts / female: 2 / mixed: 3 / male: 34

– UNITED KINGDOM

LEAF www.theleaflabel.com
total: 42 artists / female: 4 / mixed: 5 / male: 33

Ninja Tune ninjatune.net
total: 27 acts / female: 3 / mixed: 2 / male: 22

Touch. www.touchmusic.org.uk
total: 13 acts / female: 2 / male: 11

Warp Records: warp.net
total: 36 acts / female: 4 / mixed: 2 / male: 30

– USA

Fool’s Gold www.foolsgoldrecs.com
total: 52 acts / female: 2 / mixed: 2 / male: 48

Ghostly International www.ghostly.com
total: 25 acts / female: 0 / mixed: 4 / male: 21

kranky www.kranky.net
total: 51 acts / female: 6 / mixed: 7 / male: 38

Mad Decent www.maddecent.com
total: 30 acts / female: 2 / mixed: 1 / male: 27

Spectral Sound ghostly.com/releases#Spectral
total: 21 acts / female: 1 / mixed: 0 / male: 20

 

 3. CHARTS ETC

the poll on BBC6 Music
to find the best 100 songs played on the station in the last ten years:
no female acts in the top 10

producers/writers  UK
the PRS membership of women songwriters is 14%

Resident Advisor DJ Poll 2012 www.residentadvisor.net
total: 100 acts / female: 9 / male: 91

bleeb 100 tracks 2012 (Warp label online distributor) bleep.com
female: 5 / male: 95

Radio Fritz 102,6 MHz, part of Rundfunk Berlin/Brandenburg, youth oriented radio station with shows from several of the Berlin DJ´s
total: 117 presenters / female : 42 / male : 75

Resident Advisor Podcasts 2012 www.residentadvisor.net
female 3 / unknown: 1 / male: 48

Teder (pop-up radio in Israel):
counting all the shows (all broadcasted streaming and live @ the venue), summer 2012:
total: 173 acts / female: 7 / mixed: 15 / male: 151

Shesek Club, Tel Aviv, line-up Feb 2013
total: 30 acts / female: 1 / mixed: 2 / male: 27

Michatronix Club, Tel Aviv, line-up Jan 2013
total: 32 acts / female: 4 / mixed: 0 / male: 28

Ego Club, Hamburg – line-up Feb 2013:
total 18 DJs / female: 1 / male: 17

BPITCH Booking agency, Berlin
total: 10 acts / female: 7 / male: 3

 

4. female:pressure NETWORK NUMBERS

1185 artists entries from 56 countries on 4 continents (Feb 2013) on www.femalepressure.net

Geographic distribution (Feb 2010)
75 % from Europe
20 % from North America
2 % from Asia
1.6 % from Latin America
1 % from Australia & New Zealand
0.4 % from Africa

2 regular radio shows, 1 in Hamburg, 1 in Vienna
monthly meetings in Vienna since April 2006
monthly meetings in Berlin since January 2013

We are:
– musicians who play live and/or produce music
– visual artists who vj, do graphic design, make videos and movies, are photographers… everything in the fields of electronic music, club culture, and digital arts
– composers and sound artists
– vocalists, mcs, rappers, and writers
– record label owners and managers
– booking agents, club and party promoters, music and artist managers
– sound engineers
– journalists, researchers, and cultural workers
– dancers and performance artists
– and, of course, djs

38 responses to “FACTS 2013 – Numbers”

  1. GO GIRLS!!!! I admit I wasn’t aware of all these things before you really put the finger on it. It’s just… amazing …

    • hi rona, i just updated the most important f:p numbers today. the artist entries are changing every day :)

      for the percentages: it is just additional work… if you think it is very important to have the 2013 values, please feel free to count and calculate!

      just look for the respective categories / countries etc on http://www.femalepressure.net

  2. Updated with infos from Mo Loschelder | media loca.
    Well, I’m almost proud to see France is doing good with festivals. As far as I know, no, we don’t have any “quota”.

  3. Wow, it’s sobering really. I realize that the music industry has been predominantly male based since it’s inception, but you’d think that over the decades women would have gained a bit more footing. As a female in the music production/DJ world, it definitely feels like a fight, and it feels like there is generally a lot of blatant disregard for my work. I have definitely battled with self confidence issues over the years due to this reality as I’m sure a lot of females in the arts do. As an independent label owner in the US, I have done my best to represent and expose prominent female talent through the release of compilation CDs called “Digital Bliss” Volume’s 1 and 2 – but of course, releasing music these days is seriously an uphill battle unless you have a good budget for marketing. Anyway, much respect to my tenacious ladies who keep honoring and raising their own unique voices !! Go go go!!!

  4. Updated with infos of WarpRecords :) If your comment is NOT displayed here, contact me, somtimes it goes to spam due to the content “numbers + web adress” spam parameters…

  5. Hello wonderful female:pressure fact finders! I have complied a few more statistics for from a small selection of events in the UK, all collected to the best of my knowledge from websites, programs and personal experience. I will try to add some more over the next few days. Keep up the pressure! With love and respect, Holly xx.
    1) sonorities festival 2013

    female: 10
    male: 50
    mixed: 1 (4 male: 1 female)

    + New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human
    Development.
    + SU1 Students Union
    + Ulster Orchestra

    http://www.sonorities.org.uk/

    2) Supersonix Festival 2012

    female: 8
    male: 100
    mixed: 5

    http://www.supersonicfestival.com/news/tag/supersonic-festival-2012/

    3) 50 Years of Minimalism: Dawn (2012)

    Repertoire:
    male: 16
    female: 1
    + Sonic Youth

    Performers:
    male: 5
    female: 4
    http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on-book-tickets/curated-weeks/50-years-of-minimalism-with-the-labeques

    4) Extreme Rituals: A Schimpfluch Carnival (Sound and Music UK) (2012)

    Discussion:
    Female: 2
    Male: 13

    Performances:
    female: 3
    male: 27

    http://www.soundandmusic.org/projects/extreme-rituals-schimpfluch-carnival

    5) Instal 10: Braver Newer Musics
    Female: 2
    male: 28
    http://arika.org.uk/instal/2010/programme.php

    6) Cut and Splice festival Transmission 2011 Thu 4 – Sat 6 Nov from 6.30pm at Wilton’s Music Hall, London
    repertoire: 100% male – 8 composers, 2 groups
    performers: at least 5 male with maybe 1 or 2 female (need to check)
    installation: 50:50
    http://soundandmusic.org/projects/cut-splice-transmission

    7) De Montfort electroacoustic concerts

    27-10-10
    curator: male
    guests: 2 male
    symposium: 4 male
    concert: 7 male + semiconductor (1 male, 1 female)
    http://www.mti.dmu.ac.uk/events.htm

    26-10-11
    7 male performers
    2 female dancers

    http://www.mti.dmu.ac.uk/events.htm

  6. what about france and skandinavia? uk?
    we need more counts.
    this is so interesting. and electronic music seems to be so modern…..
    literature has much more female writers and the arts too.
    tse.
    go girls!

  7. on the labels:
    NOTE:
    counted were: 
    Acts/Arists, Artist Albums or Releases.
    some sent by label, some counted on homepage.
    this is just an overview – not a scientific search.
    (Für Zählfehler wird keine Haftung übernommen)

  8. […] Die meisten Festivals, ob mit öffentlichen Geldern gefördert oder nicht, legen offensichtlich so gut wie keinen Wert auf einen adäquaten Frauenanteil und Diversität. Ähnliches gilt für Labelveröffentlichungen – in Deutschland, einem Epizentrum elektronischer Musik und ihren Künstlerinnen, genauso wie in vielen anderen Ländern. Ein Frauenanteil von 10 % kann heutzutage bereits als überdurchschnittlich gelten. Es ist inakzeptabel, dass wir uns im 21. Jahrhundert immer noch oft als einzige Künstlerin auf einem Festival wiederfinden. Kolleginnen bei der Arbeit zuzusehen, inspiriert uns und wir glauben, dass ihnen auch das Publikum gerne zuhören würde. Die detaillierte Auswertung unserer Recherchen ist hier zu finden: femalepressure.wordpress.com/facts […]

  9. to all of our fellow female artists!
    keep on pushing to the top!
    check out our documentary set to release later in 2013
    with arists like Kate Simko, tINI, Heidi, erika, colette and about 65 more

  10. […] Wir haben Line-Ups von Festivals untersucht, Veröffentlichungen von Plattenlabels, Frauenquoten in diversen Top 100 Listen. Die Ergebnisse sind erschütternd – selbst für uns, die wir mitten in der Szene zuhause sind. Die meisten Festivals, ob mit öffentlichen Geldern gefördert oder nicht, legen offensichtlich so gut wie keinen Wert auf einen adäquaten Frauenanteil und Diversität. Ähnliches gilt für Labelveröffentlichungen – in Deutschland, einem Epizentrum elektronischer Musik und ihren Künstlerinnen, genauso wie in vielen anderen Ländern. Ein Frauenanteil von 10 % kann heutzutage bereits als überdurchschnittlich gelten. Es ist inakzeptabel, dass wir uns im 21. Jahrhundert immer noch oft als einzige Künstlerin auf einem Festival wiederfinden. Kolleginnen bei der Arbeit zuzusehen, inspiriert uns und wir glauben, dass ihnen auch das Publikum gerne zuhören würde. Die detaillierte Auswertung unserer Recherchen ist hier zu finden:  femalepressure.wordpress.com/facts […]

  11. […] We have looked into statistics regarding festival line-ups, record label releases and the appearance of women in several top 100 lists. The results are shocking and disheartening, even for us deeply involved in the scene. Most festivals – whether financed through public funds or not – clearly do not place any value on ensuring an appropriate ratio of female artists, or diversity in general. This also evidently applies to label releases – in Germany (an epicentre of electronic music and female artists) as much as in many other countries. Nowadays, a 10% proportion of female artists can be considered above average. We feel it is unacceptable in the 21st century that we can still end up being the only woman performing at a large festival. We find our female colleagues inspiring and feel that audiences would also like to hear them and see them perform. Please find the results of our research so far here: femalepressure.wordpress.com/facts […]

  12. I already notice that, everywhere i play music i see how male musicians have much more space, i came from Italy and this country even is not mention wOW!!! i share my strenght!

  13. […] Wir haben Line-Ups von Festivals untersucht, Veröffentlichungen von Plattenlabels, Frauenquoten in diversen Top 100 Listen. Die Ergebnisse sind erschütternd – selbst für uns, die wir mitten in der Szene zuhause sind. Die meisten Festivals, ob mit öffentlichen Geldern gefördert oder nicht, legen offensichtlich so gut wie keinen Wert auf einen adäquaten Frauenanteil und Diversität. Ähnliches gilt für Labelveröffentlichungen – in Deutschland, einem Epizentrum elektronischer Musik und ihren Künstlerinnen, genauso wie in vielen anderen Ländern. Ein Frauenanteil von 10 % kann heutzutage bereits als überdurchschnittlich gelten. Es ist inakzeptabel, dass wir uns im 21. Jahrhundert immer noch oft als einzige Künstlerin auf einem Festival wiederfinden. Kolleginnen bei der Arbeit zuzusehen, inspiriert uns und wir glauben, dass ihnen auch das Publikum gerne zuhören würde. Die detaillierte Auswertung unserer Recherchen ist hier zu finden: femalepressure.wordpress.com/facts […]

  14. […] Later I learnt only 7% of the Ableton Live users were female. That was in 2010 or 2011. I didn’t expect a high percentage, but 7% sorta shocked me. That really got me thinking. Computers have become common household objects, musical gear and software has become much cheaper and easier to operate. So why is it still such a low number of girls and women making electronic music? […]

  15. not sayin’ this is not an issue, please don’t get me wrong – but need to correct the count on springfestival to prevent them from being the jackass, as with feelipa and etepetete, there are at least a few female representatives (of which i would still love to see more on the lineup as well).

  16. hi jazzoo, thanks for pointing this out! indeed – the count was too early and needed to be updated. now, springfestival has 74 acts / speakers on their program website: 1 female, 1 mixed, 1 transvestite, and 1 artist – doze – who i could not identify.

    • thanks for setting this straight :) still not quite correct though, as both feelipa and the etepetete collective are plain females afaik – not sure though who the mixed and transvestite refer to, maybe one of the female artists’s counts went into there by accident. doze are two boys btw and though they do great music, i’m afraid they won’t force up the count :(

      big up anyway for setting this study up – independently if there’s a average of zero or two female acts in a festival lineup, it’s obvious there’s a slight gender gap to put it in neat terms.

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