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Music Panel: Addressing the gender gap in music radio

Public service, radio and music… Often referred to as a “marriage made in heaven”, this “special relationship” is still true today as music programming in public service media (PSM) remains diverse and inclusive. However, there is always room for improvement. Gender disparity on-air needs to be addressed. Indeed, women artists and musicians are under-represented on most radio stations.

This online panel will echo the 2021 International Women’s Day’s theme #choosetochallenge. How are public service radio and music working towards gender equality? How are they celebrating the work of creative women and engaging with audiences on this topic? The panel will discuss sustainable initiatives and policies. There will also be an opportunity for women musicians actively involved in the media world to weigh in on this and other crucial issues.

Take a look at our International Women's Day events, reports and content.

This panel will be moderated by Sara Mohr-Pietsch, Presenter on BBC Radio 3 and Artistic Director of the Dartington Music Summer School and Festival, and include the speakers below.



In partnership with Keychange, led by Reeperbahn Festival in Partnership with PRS Foundation and Musikcentrum Öst

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Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Presenter, BBC Radio 3; Artistic Director, Dartington Music Summer School & Festival, BBC (United Kingdom)

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Stine Danving

Editor and Presenter, P8 Jazz, DR (Denmark)

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Francis Gay

Head of Music, WDR, Cosmo (Germany)

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- Peaches

Artist and Keychange Ambassador

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Rebecca Tong

Resident Conductor, Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra

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