SITM is a nonprofit organization increasing the number of women working in music – songwriters, engineers, producers, artists and industry professionals.

We are an independent, global network that operates as a unifying organization for women from across the industry, creating strength and impact on a global scale. As an umbrella nonprofit, we also provide resources and support for women-focused initiatives that are working to create meaningful change – both through our own programs, as well as external efforts around the world.

Programs include an all-women songwriting series, industry database of women creators and mentorship program, with more to come. Our initiatives serve women in the industry today while fostering the development of future generations.

A first-of-its-kind collaboration spanning the music industry, SITM is powered by creators, publishers, record labels, talent agencies, industry groups, media companies, streaming services, and more.

Together, we are creating change for women and building an equal future for music.

Annenberg Stats

In January 2019, the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative released a study on the music industry. The first-of-its-kind report found that 2017 was a six-year low for women creators in popular music.

Results from survey of top songs from 2019:

  • Of 651 producers credited, only 2.6% were women
  • Of 2767 songwriters credited, just over 12.5% were women
  • 2.6% of engineers/mixers were women
  • 21.7% of artists in the music industry are women
  • 0 female winners of Producer of the Year, non-classical

Previous Years

Gender of artists, songwriters and producers across the 800 top songs from 2012-2019. The top songs were derived from the Hot 100 YearEnd Billboard Charts.