Lady Of The House smash the glass ceiling with over 350 demos submitted from women and non binary people in 6 weeks as their competition closes

Despite major record labels more than keen to sign women artists and producers in an attempt to better level the playing field for women in the music business, the fact is they’re struggling to do so. Current data enforces the fact that there’s an extremely small percentage of women working in the music industry lagging far behind their male counterparts with female artists in the chart stagnant at 21%,  with only 12.7% of women songwriters and producers coming in at less than 3%.

 “The music industry is nowhere near reaching gender parity’ (NPR)

Turning the system on its head however is the new Lady of The House record label which in 6 weeks has attracted over 350 demos from women and non binary producers showing there’s a huge talent pool out there waiting to be untapped. Under funded and resourced, so just why has the response to the Lady of The House competition been so positive?

“With all that we’ve done so far from launching the first book about women in dance music to host our first ever Cultural Exhibition on International Women’s Day, women are coming to us as they trust us and they trust the A&R women supporting women. With leading women in the music field like Becky Hill, Jaguar, Sam Divine and Charlie Tee as our A&R’s and who champion our ethos, we’re making a new blueprint for music in the industry. It’s about recognising female talent, being fair and providing a platform of opportunities that women trust in and want to take up. Looking ahead I can see lots of partnerships with bigger labels and brands where we oversee and assist them to keep women and their opportunities centre stage.” 

Laila McKenzie, (LoTH founder)

With the first releases planned for the end of August to mid-September, LoTH are sifting through the submissions, knowing there’s going to be some real bangers amongst them.

“Our competition has proved that there are women producers in abundance out there and that we just have to spend the time to invest in them and nuture them more through the different stages leading up to a release. Using peer to peer support such as we do is proving to be hugely inclusive  and we’re blessed that it’s genuine and comes from the heart.

 Laila McKenzie, (LoTH founder)

According to a new study from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, women lag behind men as artists, but the problem is particularly severe when it comes to fields such as songwriting, producing and engineering.

“Industry solutions must do more than offer lip service to creating change,” said USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative founder Stacy Smith, in a statement. “They must take aim at the underlying reasons for exclusion and have robust evaluation and accountability metrics to ensure that they result in real progress.”