Gender distribution of writers of popular songs in the U.S. 2012-2019

In 2019, 14.4 percent of popular songs were written by female artists, marking an increase from the 2018 figure of 11.6 percent. Whilst the 2019 figure was the highest recorded across all the years evaluated, the share of female songwriters has changed very little over time, aside from minor fluctuations each year.

Share of popular songs written by women in the United States from 2012 to 2019

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Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2012 to 2019

Special properties

722 songs were assessed

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