We’ve just had Billboard’s annual Power List (and its offshoot ‘New Power Generation’ list, which awkwardly for the trade publication, was just as male-dominated as the main list). Now it’s time for Shesaid.so, the global network of women in the music industry, to get to work on its own Alternative Power 100 list. As ever, it’s a clapback to the establishment list as represented by Billboard.
“Over the past couple of years the #AltList has evolved from a symbolic stance in defiance of its original counterpart to a celebration for traditionally underrepresented communities such as women, people of colour, with disabilities, people from emerging markets, LGBTQ and so on,” explained Shesaid.so, as it opened submissions for its 2019 list, which will have a focus on ‘Community’. “this year’s theme is an opportunity to celebrate those who bring others together to foster a stronger sense of collaboration; those who lift up their peers with their work, advice and mentorship; those who have either nurtured a specific community or have contributed positively to the music community, in general; those who go out of their way to make introductions; those who take the time to recommend someone for a job, speaker or press opportunity; those who use their success to pave the way for others; those who value teamwork and honor the shoulders of others who helped them make their climb.” Submissions close on 8 March.