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WOMANPRODUCER shines a light on the hidden history of female music producers

The Blow's Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne have launched a new website called WOMANPRODUCER, documenting the long and sometimes hidden history of female music producers.
The Blow's Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne have launched a new website called Women Producers, documenting the long and sometimes hidden history of female music producers. (Liza Bambanek)

"There's a certain expectation that sound culture is dude culture," says The Blow's Khaela Maricich. 

Maricich and band mate Melissa Dyne are trying to change those expectations with their latest project, WOMANPRODUCER. A website that helps provide information on the many underexposed female and non-binary conforming pioneers of pop music, WOMANPRODUCER is building an encyclopedia of hidden figures in the world of music production.  

"Every time we've been able to find an example to the contrary, it's just really exciting and we want to take that person's name and let people see that that actually is out there — it just hasn't been as represented."

From Kate Bush and Grimes to reggae pioneer Sonia Pottinger, Maricich and Dyne break down some examples of female producers who deserve to be in the history books. (Continue listening to the segment above for an additional interview with Canadian musician k.d. Lang who discusses her experience as a producer.) 

Below are songs by the artists mentioned in the segment:

Kate Bush, "Hounds of Love"

Culture, "Harder Than the Rest" (produced by Sonia Pottinger)

Ron Grainer and Delia Derbyshire, "Doctor Who Theme"

Grimes, "Kill V Maim"

Bjork, "Stonemilker"

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