Desiree Perez Advocates for Gender Equality in Music Industry

Data Highlight Gender Disparity

  • Among CEOs, chairpersons and presidents of music companies (or the senior executive of the music division of other companies), only 13.9 percent were women.
  • When broken down by company type, the gender composition is also predominantly male. Women comprise small numbers of senior management roles at major music companies:
  • Music groups (23.4 percent)
  • Live music and concert promotion (30.8 percent)
  • Radio and streaming companies (40.6 percent)
  • Broadening the number of companies, women held only 12.8 percent of top executive positions at 117 major and independent companies, broken down by company type as follows:
  • Music groups (0 percent)
  • Live music (6.7 percent)
  • Streaming (7.1 percent)
  • Labels (11.7 percent)
  • Radio (20 percent)
  • Publishing (22.2 percent)

Desiree Perez Provides Solutions for Industry

1. Create pathways and opportunities

2. Boost Mentorship Programs that Support Women

3. Create Dialogues around Sexual Harassment and Ageism

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Desiree Perez is a music industry executive with decades of experience in the business, and currently serves as CEO of Roc Nation.

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Desiree Perez

Desiree Perez

Desiree Perez is a music industry executive with decades of experience in the business, and currently serves as CEO of Roc Nation.

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