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| October 2022

Gender in Music – The MaLisa Foundation at the Reeperbahnfestival

At this year's Reeperbahnfestival in Hamburg, the MaLisa Foundation was actively involved in four events. September 22, 2022 was dedicated to our new research "Gender in Music - Charts, Works and Festival Stages". It was a day full of memorable moments, discussions, encounters - and music.


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| September 2022

GENDER IN MUSIC – NO EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

Neue Recherche der MaLisa Stiftung: Branche bleibt in hohem Maße männlich dominiert Erhebungen der MaLisa Stiftung in Kooperation mit der GEMA und Music S Women* zeigen, dass seit 2010 bezüglich Chancengleichheit kaum Veränderungen festzustellen sind. Für die Recherche „Gender in Music - Charts, Werke und Festivalbühnen“ wurde die Geschlechterverteilung in den Charts, den Werkanmeldungen der GEMA und auf Festivalbühnen untersucht.


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“GETTING INVOLVED IN THIS FIELD CAN CREATE A BIG IMPACT.”

Virtually every topic that is addressed by philanthropy has a gender dimension, says Karin Heisecke. However, it appears that this is not yet acknowledged by the German philanthropic sector. In an interview with Stiftung & Sponsoring, the director of the MaLisa Foundation discusses what can be done to change that.


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November 2021

„WHEN WE OFFER A DISTORTED VIEW OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, WE ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM“

How do audiovisual media portray gender-based violence? In the run-up to the "International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women", the MaLisa Foundation and UFA GmbH are drawing attention to this important but previously under-examined question. A media content analysis funded by them provides an overview of the portrayal of gender-based violence on German TV for the first time.


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October 2021

PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH RESULTS ON VISIBILITY AND DIVERSITY ON TV

On 5 October, the MaLisa Foundation and its partner institutions published new research results on diversity in German television. The analysis covered the diversity aspects of gender, age, sexual orientation, attribution of origin and disability. Compared to the 2017 study, progress has been made with regard to gender distribution, but the results reveal further need for action for more on screen diversity.


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September 2021

GENDER EQUALITY IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS: STUDY SHOWS CLEAR NEED FOR ACTION

The subject of gender equality in the music business is receiving increasing attention. However, until now, there have only been a few studies on the situation in Germany. To change this, Keychange initiated a study in cooperation with the MaLisa Foundation: Music business employees, musicians, and consumers were asked about their perception of gender diversity, gender-specific barriers, challenges, and measures to be taken for more equal opportunities. The results were presented at the Reeperbahn Festival.


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September 2021

MALISA RESEARCH: GENDER DISTRIBUTION IN GERMAN MUSIC AWARDS

To help improve the data available on gender distribution in the music business in Germany, the MaLisa Foundation analysed a sample of five German music awards. Both the processes for awarding prizes and the winners were examined. The result is sobering and shows the need for action regarding gender equality.


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December 2020

WHAT A YEAR!

The year 2020 was an unusual one for everyone, and the MaLisa Foundation was no exception. Shortly after the year began, the Corona pandemic changed how we live and work. We look back on an eventful year. Many plans had to be changed, and the urgency of our core issues became even clearer. With two studies and numerous other activities, we contributed to the advancement of diversity and gender equality in the media industry.


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October 2020

“Even streaming series do not reflect society”

What are the representations offered by streaming series with regard to gender, sexual orientation and ethnic diversity? A study sponsored by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, ZDF and the MaLisa Foundation provides the first analysis of streaming and SVOD series in the German market.


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August 2020

“WOMEN ARE THE TRUE HEROINES IN THE CRISIS, WE ARE TOLD BY MEN”

There has been much debate about the fact that in the political and media discourses on the corona pandemic in Germany, it is primarily men's opinions that are in demand. Two recent studies by the MaLisa Foundation have examined gender justice in television reporting and in the online editions of print media. The focus was on the questions: How often do women and men have their say overall? How often and on which topics are they consulted as experts?


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