For Women’s Equality Day, we are shining an extra spotlight on Women Composers! Why? Although this day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, granting women the right to vote, we take this opportunity to feature just a sample of the talented film and television composers who exist and deserve a seat at the table in the soundtrack world.
Case in point: It was not until 2016 that EMMY-nominated Composer Kathryn Bostic (Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am) became the first African American woman composer to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and just this year, Amanda Jones became the first Black woman nominated for best score in a Prime Time Emmy category. Clearly, it is time for more change and room for the advancement of women in the industry.
A few months back, we began our Spotlight on Women Composers series. Get to know these composers:
Listen to Lakeshore’s Spotlight on Women Composers Spotify Playlist:
Here is a list of 2020 soundtrack releases featuring women composers for your consideration:
Amanda Jones – Home Season 1: Episode V, Maine
Anne Nikitin – Sulphur & White
Amanda Jones – Twenties
Aska Matsumiya – Selah & The Spades
Mandy Hoffman – Hala
Ariel Marx – Ted Bundy: Falling For A Killer
Aska Matsumiya – 37 Seconds
Who do you think we should interview next? Let us know in the comments below!