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Female songwriters and producers remain 'vastly outnumbered,' says USC study of music industry

How difficult is it to break into music production and popular songwriting if you're not a dude? And once the studio session begins, what goes on?

A wide-ranging study released Tuesday by USC's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative doesn't mince words when it comes to women in the music business.

"They're isolated. They're dismissed. They're objectified," says "Inclusion in the Recording Studio?" coauthor Dr. Katherine Pieper, adding that the challenges for women have "profound impact on when they work and

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