Fix The Mix (Complete, academic, report) - Lost In The Mix: An Analysis of Credited Technical Professionals in the Music Industry Highlighting Women and Non-Binary Producers and Engineers Across DSP Playlists, Genres, Awards, Record Certifications & Distributors
13 April 2023
The inaugural Fix The Mix Report examines gender representation among people receiving production and engineering credits across the music industry, specifically as it pertains to women and non-binary technical creators and professionals. This is the complete report. It provides an in-depth analysis of those credits, examining both the top-line key roles of producer, engineer, mixing engineer, and mastering engineer, as well as additional production and recording roles including programmer, vocal producer, editor, and assistant roles. The Fix The Mix report is the first major study of gender representation across all credited production and engineering personnel by role. This study acknowledges the stalwart and pioneering research conducted by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, which released six reports on the music industry spanning from 2012 through 2023.