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10 Women Music Writers To Read Now

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hide captionA woman walks past a pile of books at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2008. You'll want to follow her lead and grab pen and paper for the recommendations below.

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Woman in front of a stack of books; credit: Sebastian Willnow / AFP / Getty Images

A woman walks past a pile of books at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2008. You'll want to follow her lead and grab pen and paper for the recommendations below.

Sebastian Willnow/AFP / Getty Images

Last week, a group of some of the best music writers working today gathered to talk about reporting on — and working in — a field dominated by men. The group tackled a lot in just an hour, from women musicians refusing to be interviewed by a woman, to what kind of stories are popular on the internet, to dealing with criticism and comments of the "Deep Dude In The Dorm Syndrome" variety rather than the overt machismo of the recent past. You can read the full discussion here.

Hoping to add to our bookshelves and bookmarks, we also asked the writers for reading recommendations — books, blogs, articles or Twitter feeds written by a woman and focusing on music. Check out their suggestions below, and double your chances of connecting with new music and conversation by following the recommenders too.

Who else should we be reading? Are there any photo, graphic or video artists producing work about women in music? Tell us in the comments below.

  • @jennylsq, by Rolling Stone writer, Sirius XM radio host, all-around fascinating gal about town Jenny Eliscu. When she "likes a YouTube video," I watch it.  — Caryn Ganz, former deputy editor of RollingStone.com, former associate editor at Spin, co-writer of Pixies oral history Fool the World

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