2024, A Historic Year for Female Artists on the UK Airwaves!

Why Not Her? Annual Radio Data Report on UK Radio 2023/2024: In a landmark year for gender equality in music, women have taken the lead in the Top 100 songs on UK Radio, making 2024 a historic year for female artists on the airwaves. This significant achievement is not only a triumph for the artists …

Top 100 Most Played Songs on UK Radio 2023 revealed! UK radio plays only 48% Domestic UK Artists in 2023.

Top 100 Most Played Songs on UK Radio 2023 revealed! UK radio plays only 48% Domestic UK Artists in 2023. UK Radio supports its own! 48% in UK Radio’s Top 100 Songs of 2023 feature UK Domestic Artists! Lewis Capaldi lands number 1! LINK TO INFOGRAPHICS: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1uL4CXP8EOz1eQlyztVA0lmrGgk_fBUsm?usp=sharing View only link:https://www.canva.com/design/DAF4zZrxTDg/l7hEiEqzxQdh7bNnZmg5fw/view?utm_content=DAF4zZrxTDg&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=editor Summary of findings Top 100 UK …

Top 100 Most Played Songs on Irish Radio 2023 revealed! Irish radio plays only 19% Domestic Irish Artists in 2023.

Top 100 Most Played Songs on Irish Radio 2023 revealed! Link to visuals for posts here:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FqbxCyCFUjxcEi-2e_sg0dK9qSzd5txj?usp=sharing Summary of findings Top 100 irish radio charts 2023 COMMENT FROM LINDA COOGAN BYRNE – FOUNDER OF WHY NOT HER? & DATA ANALYST:  “Ireland is, without a doubt, in a Golden Age of creativity with incredibly diverse musical talent apparent …

Black History Month 2022: What does action against racism look like in 2022? Winnie Ama from Why Not Her? Spoke to Leah Sinclair

The theme for Black History Month for 2022 is “action not words” – but what does action really look like in 2022 when we’re still facing racial injustice which runs rampant through our society? Stylist’s senior writer Leah Sinclair speaks to four activists about how we can all create change.  Activist and DEI Speaker Winnie Ama from …

Annual Gender Disparity Data Report 2022 Reveals Significant Increase In Radio Support For Female Artists

>>>3 YEARS ON AND IRISH RADIO SHOW SIGNS OF SUBSTANTIAL CHANGES TO PLAYLISTS AS ‘OVER 10 STATIONS’ NATIONWIDE SHIFT TO GENDER PARITY & DIVERSITY – HAILED AS THE ‘EQUALISERS & GAME CHANGERS’ OF IRISH RADIO! >>> A BREAKDOWN OF THE TOP 100 SONGS ACROSS IRISH RADIO (IRISH AND INTERNATIONAL) OF 2021 – ED SHEERAN IS THE …

‘Disappointing’ shortage of female acts at summer music festivals – The Times Report

Linda Coogan Byrne, founder of Why Not Her? commented in The Time’s recent analysis of the shortage of female acts at summer music festivals in 2022 in Ireland. The data analysis found that just one in four performers at Ireland’s biggest summer music festivals are women. This year has marked the return of music festivals, which …

20 YEARS OF THE IRISH SINGLES CHARTS: DISPARITY DATA REPORT 2000-2019

“Two decades of broken dreams, years of exclusion, lost income and shattered careers: A Look at The Irish Singles Charts 2000-2019 & The Homegrown Charts” ·      Link to play a slideshow presentation of the full report is here: https://bit.ly/3aF9hZyhttps://www.canva.com/design/DAEbw8lw1Fw/view?embed&meta#?secret=pF1dmFHU9f20 YEARS OF THE IRISH SINGLES CHARTS: DISPARITY DATA REPORT 2000-2019 PRESS RELEASE: Irish music charts and radio stations …

Legendary Irish Artist Jim Fitzpatrick Gives Solidarity to WhyNotHer? Campaign in Beautiful Art Piece

Legendary Irish Artist Jim Fitzpatrick, best known for elaborately detailed work inspired by the Irish Celtic artistic tradition, has given Why Not Her? a beautiful piece of art to use for the Solidarity Campaign that is being led with the simple hashtag #WhyNotHer which aims to elevate the voices of women and female-identifying people and reach a …

The UK Data Report on Radio

On Aug 21st Linda Coogan Byrne along with contributions from Nadia (Womxn In CTRL) published the UK Gender Disparity Data Radio report. The Guardian ran the exclusive here: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/aug/21/female-british-artists-underrepresented-on-uk-radio-survey-finds VIEW REPORT HERE https://www.canva.com/design/DAEE37rIDuc/-7R8D7lzU7EMdcnv9Snw3w/view GENDER DISPARITY DATA REPORT UK “An analysis of the Top 20 Most Played British Acts across British Radio Stations in the Period of June …