GENDER INEQUALITY IN METAL MUSIC PRODUCTION

These data visualizations accompany our forthcoming book Gender Inequality in Metal Music Production (Spring 2018). Feel free to explore these charts (you can edit with jsFiddle) and get in touch if you have any questions.

If you want to cite any of these charts/data, please use the following citation: Berkers, P. & Schaap, J. (2018), Gender Inequality in Metal Music Production. Bingley, West Yorkshire: Emerald Publishing.

Let’s first see the amount of metal musicians per country (figures with amounts relative to population will follow soon).
Amount of metal musicians per country (World).

Notes:

  • The units of analysis are the musicians, not the bands. A band usually consists of +/- 4 people.
  • As can be seen in the title, the country of origin was used (not country of residence).

Then the percentage of female musicians per country.
Percentage of women in metal bands, per country (of origin).

Notes:

  • Make sure to interpret this correctly as countries with a relatively high percentage of women in metal bands all have a considerably low total amount of bands. It is impossible to extrapolate from such findings if these countries are subsequently more/less gender diverse or inclusive.
  • As can be seen in the title, the country of origin was used (not country of residence).

As Europe is (after the United States) an important hub of metal music production, let’s take a closer look there.
Amount of metal bands per country (Europe).

Notes:

  • The units of analysis are the musicians, not the bands. A band usually consists of +/- 4 people.
  • As can be seen in the title, the country of origin was used (not country of residence).

Europe again, but then only looking at the percentage of female musicians.
Percentage of women in metal bands, per European country (of origin).

Notes:

  • Make sure to interpret this correctly as countries with a relatively high percentage of women in metal bands all have a considerably low total amount of bands. It is impossible to extrapolate from such findings if these countries are subsequently more/less gender diverse or inclusive.
  • As can be seen in the title, the country of origin was used (not country of residence).