42% of women struggle with sexism in the workplace. 46% of people wanting to work in the arts are women. The gender divide across all music regions is roughly 70% male and 30% female. 50% of freelance women in the music industry in the UK earn less than £10,000 annually. 16% of PRS members are women. Across the participating countries in Europe’s collecting societies, women represent 20% or less of registered composers and songwriters. 22% of all performers across the 600 most popular songs from 2012 to 2017 were female. 12% of songwriters of the 600 most popular songs from 2012 to 2017 were women.
2017 studies show that 6% of Europeans Identify as LGBTQ+, 9% of the UK identify openly as LGBTQ+. Furthermore, 34% of transgender people pursue a role in the arts, 21% of all LGBTQ+ pursue a carrier in art. A more recent survey showed that 92% of all LGBTQ+ consumers are self-proclaimed music fans, LGBT fans individually spend roughly $234 a year on music, 48% more than non-LGBT listeners. 53% of LGBTQ+ music listeners claim they would be “lost” without music and 62% say they can’t imagine their life without music.