We asked hundreds of women working as musicians today to tell us what it's like right now.
Read Pop Star Pomp, Real World Circumstance
Listen Pop Personae: Why Do Some Women Perform In Character?
August 12, 2010 – Female performers like Beyonce create alter egos to reach out beyond themselves and to their fans.
Read Selling Sex And Symphonies: The Image Of Women In Classical Music
July 29, 2010 – What do classical music's album covers say about how we expect women performers to look?
Listen Lara St. John: A Little Skin, Lots Of Violin
Read Lilith: On Message?
Read That's What She Said: 700 Working Musicians Tell It Like It Is
July 19, 2010 – In March of this year we at NPR Music sent hundreds of women 18 questions.
Read Setback Or Progress? Ann Powers On The New Lilith Fair
July 19, 2010 – Lara Pellegrinelli interviews critic Ann Powers about the Lilith tour and women in music.
Listen With Sales Lagging, Lilith Fair Faces Question Of Relevance
July 19, 2010 – The festival's ticket sales are raising the question: Is a women's music festival necessary in 2010?
Read Hey Ladies: Complete Questionnaire Responses
July 19, 2010 – Read hundreds of responses to our questionnaire about being a women and a musician right now.
Hey Ladies: Being A Woman Musician Today
Read Hey Ladies: Gear
July 19, 2010 – On this page, musicians describe the tools of their trade.
Read Hey Ladies: Decisions, Decisions
July 19, 2010 – Answers on this page discuss navigating personal and professional choices.
Read Hey Ladies: Advice
July 19, 2010 – On this page, read guidance given to musicians and their tips for fellow women artists.
Read Hey Ladies: Old School / New School
July 19, 2010 – On this page, musicians explore differences and similarities between generations.