Today (8th March) marks International Women’s Day (IWD) and we still need to fight for equality.

There’s still a lot of work to be done in the industry – if you’re a woman working in the music industry, you’ll have a completely different experience compared to your male coworkers. Sexism & misogyny are things still very common in the industry and things women face on a daily basis when working in music roles. Whether it’s being the only woman backstage or in a meeting at a label, the gender imbalance is very noticeable. Even festival lineups are still mostly male, despite the 50/50 lineup pledge due to be reached next year. Talk to any woman in the industry and they will have their own story to share about an awful experience they’ve had just from being a woman in music.

We’ve rounded up 50 of our favourite female artists you should be supporting. Every artist mentioned in this article is also featured in our IWD playlist – listen here

Support women every day, not just on International Women’s Day.

Marina | Our pick: Man’s World

Dream Wife | Our pick: Somebody

The Big Moon | Our pick: Your Light

Coach Party | Our pick: Bleach

Lime | Our pick: Fever

Rina Sawayama | Our pick: Paradisin’

Sinead O’Brien | Our pick: Romain Ruins

Grandma’s House | Our pick: Always Happy

Wolf Alice | Our pick: The Last Man on Earth

Ashnikko | Our pick: Drunk With My Friends

Nova Twins | Our pick: Lose Your Head

Arlo Parks | Our pick: Too Good

Jade Bird | Our pick: Headstart

Calva Louise | Our pick: Outrageous

Starcrawler | Our pick: Hollywood Ending

The Mysterines | Our pick: Take Control

Porridge Radio | Our pick: Sweet

Sorry | Our pick: Rock ‘n’ Roll Star

Ria Hanley | Our pick: Butterfly World

Grace Carter | Our pick: Amnesia

Sunflower Bean | Our pick: Moment in the Sun

Emilia Tarrant | Our pick: Honeymoon Phase

Drug Store Romeos | Our pick: Jim, Let’s Play

Phoebe Green | Our pick: Reinvent

Soccer Mommy | Our pick: Bloodstream

Black Honey | Our pick: Disinfect

Matilda Cole | Our pick: The Clouds

Georgia | Our pick: Running Up That Hill

Haim | Our pick: Gasoline

Pretty Sick | Our pick: Telephone

Charli XCX | Our pick: Claws

Julien Baker | Our pick: Favor

Phoebe Bridgers | Our pick: I Know The End

Cherry Glazerr | Our pick: Isolation

Snail Mail | Our pick: Speaking Terms

The Staves | Our pick: Best Friend

FKA Twigs | Our pick: Two Weeks

Clairo | Our pick: North

Slow Pulp | Our pick: High

Mitski | Our pick: Washing Machine Heart

Courtney Barnett | Our pick: Pedestrian at Best

Mallrat | Our pick: Rockstar

Fickle Friends | Our pick: Pretty Great

Let’s Eat Grandma Our pick: Falling Into Me

Caroline Polachek | Our pick: Door

Lucia & the Best Boys | Our pick: Summertime

Pale Waves | Our pick: Tomorrow

Razorbumps | Our pick: Teach Me Somethin’ New

Slayyyter | Our pick: Clouds

Lucy Dacus | Our pick: Dancing In The Dark

You can also find our playlist below.

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