In support of International Women’s Day today, 29 incredible female artists from across seven countries have teamed up to release a powerful compilation album of covers.
Turn Her Up was put together by independent record label frtyfve following research which revealed that gender inequality is still prevalent in the music industry.
Did you know that…
- Just 10.4% of Grammy nominees from 2013-2019 were female
- 30% of senior executive roles in the music industry are occupied by women
- In 2018, the top 5 most streamed artists were all male
- Just 5 of the 20 top earning artists of 2018 were female
- Only 6% of recognised producers in the US and Canada are female
- In the UK, women make up just 5% of all sound engineers
- In 2018 the gender pay gap at the three major labels Universal, Warner, and Sony Music was 33.8%
- Just 15% of PRS members are female
Females in the music industry remain at a huge disadvantage, as proven by the startling statistics. However, Turn Her Up aims to empower and champion females in music, whilst celebrating the talents of artists old and new.
Pixie Lott leads the way on Turn Her Up, with a cover of Tina Turner’s ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’. Speaking about the album, she said: “I’m so happy to be joining forces with these amazing female artists celebrating some of music’s most iconic women for International Women’s Day.
“I’m shocked by all of the statistics surrounding women in music and feel campaigns, like Turn Her Up, are so important in raising awareness and driving a change to our industry.”
Some of the other sensational female artists featured on the album include RuthAnne, Kara Marni, Jasmine V, Katelyn Tarver, Jayden Bartels and Maria Nolasco, all of whom deliver flawless covers of classic tracks by iconic female artists.
Turn Her Up Tracklist
Arctic Lake – ‘My Favourite Game’ (The Cardigans)
ISA – ‘Bleeding Love’ (Leona Lewis)
Bailey Jehl – ‘You’re Still The One’ (Shania Twain)
Katelyn Tarver – ‘Cool’ (Gwen Stefani)
Julia Ross – ‘Can’t Hurry Love’ (The Supremes)
RuthAnne – ‘Survivor’ (Destiny’s Child)
Pixie Lott – ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ (Diana Ross)
Kara Marni – ‘Need Somebody’ (Shola Ama)
Lizzie Loveless – ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?’ (The Shirelles)
Sarah Walk – ‘The Circle Game’ (Joni Mitchell)
Sophie Rose – ‘Love On Top’ (Beyonce)
Evalyn – ‘Heart Of Glass’ (Blondie)
Jayden Bartels – ‘Hostage’ (Billie Eilish)
Amanda Yang – ‘Leave’ (JoJo)
Emily Blue – ‘Call Me’ (Blondie)
Madeline Kenney – ‘Nick Of Time’ (Bonnie Raitt)
Alexa Goddard – ‘Dreams’ (Gabrielle)
Maygen Lacey – ‘Wolves’ (Selena Gomez)
Emma Heesters – ‘Into You’ (Ariana Grande)
Mariana Nolasco – ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ (Joni Mitchell)
Yasmeen – ‘Stone Cold’ (Demi Lovato)
Lyves – ‘Dreams’ (Stevie Nicks)
Clara Benin – ‘Team’ (Lorde)
Mia Gladstone – ‘It’s Too Late’ (Carole King)
Dyson – ‘Only Girl In The World’ (Rihanna)
Linney – ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ (Tiffany)
Carly Paige – ‘Best Mistake’ (Ariana Grande)
Kathleen – ‘Both Sides Now’ (Joni Mitchell)
Jasmine V – ‘Hands To Myself’ (Selena Gomez)
Listen to Turn Her Up below.
Speaking about the campaign, Emma Banks, Head of Label at frtyfve said: “The Turn Her Up campaign is all about celebrating and empowering females across music & the wider creative industries. The music business is a massively male-dominated environment at every single level, with women making up only 30% of senior exec roles and 16% of PRS memberships.
“I think it is hugely important that we champion and unite female talent across multiple countries, cultures and age groups, whilst giving a nod to inspirational female icons of past and present. We have even had new cover artwork designed by inspiring female designers, including Caitlin Blunnie and Emmy Smith.
“Released on International Women’s Day, Turn Her Up will face up to the astonishing gender imbalance that exists within the music industry, whilst celebrating the vital role that female artists have played in shaping the discourse of popular music”.
Turn Her Up is out now. Click here to download and stream.