Gender Ventriloquism in Studio Production


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Title Gender Ventriloquism in Studio Production
Creator Reddington, Helen
Subject Music; technology; gender
ventriloquism; recording; women producers and engineers
Description A process of ventriloquism, with male producers speaking through the mouthpieces of the women they produce, can reinforce gender delineations in pop. After discussing ventriloquism in pop and demonstrating different ways in which this has happened using historical examples, the author’s original interviews with women who record male artists are examined to discover whether a similar process takes place when roles are reversed. The author concludes that aspects of ventriloquism are inherent in production, although some women producers have questioned gender roles during this process. She also notes that as more female mediators enter the profession, we may hear more authentic expressions of women’s identities in popular music.
Publisher IASPM - International Association for the Study of Popular Music
Date 2018-08-20
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article

Format application/pdf
Source IASPM@Journal; Vol 8, No 1 (2018): Gender Politics in the Music Industry; 59-73
Language eng
Coverage United Kingdom
21st century

Rights Copyright (c) 2018 IASPM@Journal

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