The music industry perhaps still has something of a reputation for being a male-dominated arena, but the times are definitely a-changing.
Female executives – particularly entrepreneurial ones – are making themselves heard across the world, and affecting real influence on the music market in 2015.
This will always go down as the year, for instance, that a female became CEO of a global ‘major’ music company for the first time: Jody Gerson at Universal Music Publishing.
Yet this progress doesn’t mean that, for young women starting out, things can’t still be a little bit intimidating.
With that in mind, The Independent Echo asked 41 leading women in the music business which one piece of advice they would give to a female on her first day in the industry.
But pay attention, boys – there are plenty of helpful tips in here for you too…”