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 thoughts on “FACTS 2013 – Numbers

    • 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

  1. 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”.

  2. 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!!!

  3. 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…

  4. 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

  5. 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!

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  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)

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  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

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  16. 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).

  17. 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.

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