music

gender bias in songwriting and copyright ownership

By stephanie landino

Stephanie Landino is a senior at Millersville University, majoring in Music Industry with a concentration in Music Management. She began her music career in elementary school when she learned how to sing and play the cello. When it came time to choose a job, Stephanie knew she wanted to pursue a career in the music industry. She quickly realized that her program was male-dominated when she sat in her first music production course and saw that roughly 75% of the group was of the opposite sex. When the opportunity arose to research issues within the music industry about a person's sex, Stephanie happily agreed. This project is especially important to Stephanie because it shows that the music industry still has a long way to go to treat everyone equally. She hopes that this will encourage women in the music industry to continue to pave the way for others and make a positive impact on the future of others. Stephanie is graduating with cum laude in May of 2020 and plans to work in the live entertainment industry planning events.

& margaret stevenson

Margaret Stevenson is a graduating senior at The Tell School of Music, where she studies Music Industry and Vocal Performance. Aside from her classes, Margaret has served as a member of the University Chorale, University Choir, Concert Band, Marching Band, and All Campus Musical Organization. Additionally, she has served as a house manager at The Ware Center and Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC), and as an admin assistant for the Music Department Office. Growing up in music, Margaret has always had a special passion for the inner workings of the theatre, which has led her to her current career as an Assistant House Manager for the Fulton Theatre. 


Margaret and Stephanie have spent the last year researching the Gender Bias in Songwriting and Copyright Ownership with hopes of raising awareness to equality issues within the Music Industry. 

Want to learn more about this presentation? Contact Stephanie or Margaret to start a conversation.