In 2019, DATA SIM conducted an unprecedented study in the Brazilian music market. The research “Mulheres na Indústria da Música no Brasil: Obstáculos, Oportunidades e Perspectivas”, compatible with the “Women In The U.S. Music Industry: Obstacles And Opportunities”, from Berklee College of Music and Women in Music (WIM). Now, in Chile, ROMMDA (Red de Organizaciónes en la Música de Mujeres y Disidencias Asociades) and SatelliteLat, announce in partnership with DATA SIM “Women and disidences in the Chilean music industry: obstacles, opportunities and perspectives”, a study that will investigate the female presence in the country's music market.
Dani Ribas, director of DATA SIM, says that it was a dream of the participants of the SatéliteLat (network of music workers in Latin America) conducting similar studies in all Latin American countries and that Noela Salas, director of IMESUR, was the first to embrace the idea outside Brazil: “It was she who made support possible, including Ministry of Culture and women's networks. And in Chile, we understand that it is this satellite that is conducting the research in partnership with DATA SIM. And there are many other feminist networks and associations, more than 20, that are supporting the research ”.
So that the surveys could be done both in Brazil and in Chile, the questionnaire went through changes in order to measure the data correctly, adapting to the reality of each country. “We calculate our monthly salary and there they calculate the income annually, there mentoring is much more important… So, we had to make several adaptations for our context”, explains Dani. She adds by citing the Chilean socio-political conflict scenario added to the coronavirus: “We had to make more adaptations in addition to what we had already done here in Brazil. When, in our survey, we ask 'What is your work situation now?', 'What was your work situation 5 years ago?' And 'What will your work situation be like 5 years from now, where do you want to be?' , we had to adapt to Chile because we cannot speak of the now in this way ... this one now carries these two crises, right? ”
The researcher points out that the coronavirus represents a greater risk for women, since cases of domestic violence increased exponentially after social isolation and that the questionnaire also aims to help them. “We know that they are also more susceptible to domestic violence and this may be being made even more invisible. So we included a specific question about it and asked, even, if she needs help with this type of problem. ”
The execution of this type of analysis represents an advance in the construction of a fairer market, where women are not discriminated against and occupy more and more spaces. “When you have numbers in hand, you can act on reality,” concludes Dani Ribas.
The questionnaire can be answered here.