Female DJs perform twice as many shows as male DJs

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To the surprise of many, or perhaps not so many, female DJs have surpassed the number of shows compared to male DJs, according to a study by A2D2.

A2D2 is a music technology company, who based on data from the Top 100 of DJ Magrevealed that women may have to work twice as hard as men to achieve the same recognition as them. A2D2 reported that although only 11 female artists appeared on the list, they represented 40% of the top 10 hardest-working DJs.

Research A2D2 He said:

Digging deeper into the data, we identified that, on average, female DJs play almost twice as much as the men on the roster. The average number of gigs for a male DJ was 13 in 2023, while the average for a female DJ was 23, a pretty considerable difference. This says a lot about her determination to make a mark in a historically male-dominated industry.”

The German DJ and producer Claptone proved to be the hardest working DJ in 2023 with 94 performances in 33 different countries, averaging one performance every four days. It has been speculated that the masked DJ is working with multiple DJs so he can play multiple shows around the world at the same time.

A great step in the fight for equality and above all demonstrate that women have the power to dominate not only in music, but in the world.


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