Males singers get more air time on Radio

According to recent research by The University of Montreal (based on “Billboard” magazine) the Top 40 music charts continue to reflect gender inequality.

Not only do male artists rack up more hits than their female counterparts, but males also get disproportionately more air time on the radio (about 62% male time and 34% female time). Even though female sales are similar (about 54% male and 41% female) this is not reflected in radio song rotation. The researcher said this: “Our research shows that men have an easier time getting taken seriously as musicians” and ”This gives empirical and statistical weight to what researchers have been feeling for a long time- which is that we, as a culture have to be cautious about declaring a victory for gender equality.”  [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][Original article: Vancouver Sun, Dec 22, 2011] [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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