Whilst digging around on my Facebook Page Stats, it became apparent that a measly 4.3% of followers are female! This is crazy! I know the DJ industry is definitely a more male dominated arena but 4.3% is quite a shocking difference.
Why the Difference?
There could be a lot of factors contributing to this heavy imbalance, lets break it down.
Facebook – Is the imbalance due to Facebook? Maybe there are lots of female Traktor DJ’s hiding out there, they’re just not on Facebook? Well, that theory is soon shot down as statistics show that there are more females using Facebook than there are guys, so it can’t be that.
Musical differences – Do women have a different taste in music? I’m not sure this to be the reason either? Yes, it is often known that many girls like to go out to those cheesy mainstream night clubs and listen to top 40 hits – there is a DJ in the club, but it’s not something many aspire to become. Which brings me to the next point….
Ego – Is the world of DJ’ing too ego centred for women? It is true, there is sometimes a self-centred ‘look-at-me syndrome’ that accompanies some DJ’s, but most of the DJ’s I know are super chill and down to Earth people. Besides, women love attention too, so it can’t be that!
Technology – As DJ’ing has moved into the realm of technology could it have narrowed down the filter of women entering this calling due to fear of computers? I dunno, I know some pretty clever geeky females, even more techie than I. Besides there’s living proof that it is possible to get your tech on as Magda gets down with the Minus Crew.
So come on girls were are you? No excuses……. Come and join the ranks of these talented female artists: