The fate of women singers who are forced to leave their homeland
In the history of music, sisters have always been doing it for themselves. The first female composer according to the history books was Kassiani, an 8th Century nun, who composed Byzantine chants. However, women have rarely been given the same accolades and recognition as their male counterparts, and have often faced greater challenges to have their voices heard. In this overview, we look at who is the most successful woman in music, what percentage of musicians are female, and why it’s still challenging for women to be successful in the music industry. Plus, we’ve profiled the most revolutionary, pioneering, influential and unique female artists, composers and producers through history.Women in music include women as composers, songwriters, instrumental performers, singers, conductors, music scholars, music educators, music critics/music journalists, and in other musical professions. Also, it describes music movements (e.g., women's music, which is music written and performed by women for women), events and genres related to women, women's issues, and feminism.