“In the Capital of Electronic Music, Women Rule the Scene” – Really?

  • Anita JóriEmail author
Part of the Jahrbuch für Musikwirtschafts- und Musikkulturforschung book series (JMMF)


Berlin has always had a great history and reputation in supporting gender diversity within the electronic dance music scene. Many non-profit organisations, cultural associations and individual initiatives work on changing the male-dominated local scene. They organise, for example, events and workshops for these (emerging) artists where they can also participate. This paper gives an overview on the actual situation of these organisations and tries to compare and analyse their activities in order to describe the so-called Berlin way. To do so, interviews were conducted with some of the protagonists from such institutions. Furthermore, by outlining the actual situation of these institutions, it can be questioned again if female artists and protagonists really “rule” the Berlin scene (in the sense of gender diversity) or if there are still some things left to do.


electronic dance music EDM gender diversity female artists 


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  1. 1.BerlinDeutschland

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