K.Flay, Against Me!‘s Laura Jane Grace and Girl in Red will appear on an upcoming compilation album benefiting We Are Moving the Needle, an organization that supports women in the recording industry, such as producers and audio engineers.
The 16-track collection, titled Portraits of Her, will be available exclusively in independent record stores for this year’s Record Store Day, April 23.
“Women are an incredible asset to the music industry, yet they are underrepresented across the board, but particularly in recording studios,” says We Are Moving the Needle founder Emily Lazar. “To close the vast gender gap in this industry, we must all work together to empower women on and off stage, behind the music, in the studio, and everywhere else in this business.”
According to a 2021 report, women make up only two percent of music producers and three percent of engineers/mixers.
Portraits of Her will also feature Taylor Swift, who is this year’s RSD ambassador.
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