“Create extra opportunities in order to create equal opportunities.”
- Eliza Shaddad
The World Is Listening was born as a response to a statistic published by PRS in 2011, that 14% of their members are women. The PRS is the Performer’s Rights Society in the UK, it’s members are composers and songwriters. PRS collects license fees from anyone broadcasting music to the public, then distributes that among the composers, these payments are commonly known as royalties.
The World is Listening aims to be an inspiring community where women in music are celebrated and recognised, and where those women can provide a varied menu of role models for girls and women everywhere.
We believe music is not gendered, and so we ask ‘why?’ of the PRS statistic and the gender gap that exists in the industry today.
Here will be a hub of news, knowledge, and new research, encouraging the idea that music is a valid career choice, hobby and passion for all genders. The World is Listening is all about having a conversation.
The World is Listening is working towards a world where men and women make up 50% of PRS membership and have an equal representation in the media. Until then, we’re here, working towards it!