This Sunday (8 March) is International Women’s Day, and as has become traditional, the big music streaming services are all celebrating the occasion.
Spotify will be launching a new ‘Women’s History Month’ hub on Sunday, with all-women playlists and podcasts, as well as IWD-themed takeovers of some of its popular playlists.
Apple is hosting a series of ‘She Creates’ sessions at its stores around the world, as well as a new ‘Music Lab’ GarageBand tutorial featuring Alicia Keys, alongside activity on Apple Music.
Deezer has roped in artists including Jorja Smith, Annie Lennox and Anitta to curate IWD-themed playlists, as well as a series of all-women playlists from Deezer’s own editors.
Amazon has a playlist from Dua Lipa and exclusive tracks from Aurora, Chika and Carly Pearce to celebrate the day; Pandora has launched a ‘Women of the Board’ playlist focused on tracks produced by women; and Beatport is holding IWD-themed workshops, talks and networking in Berlin.
That’s a snapshot of the streaming activity, but British collecting society PRS for Music has also launched a ‘power list’ of 100 influential women songwriters and composers in the UK. The society also says that nearly 2,000 women registered with it in 2019, up 60% year-on-year, with nearly two thirds of them under the age of 30.