Women To The Front Music Hub Launches, Celebrates Women’s Musical Accomplishments

uDiscover Music, which showcases and focuses on the music catalogs owned by Universal Music Group, has created an exclusive website featuring female artists across the UMe brand.

Women To The Front, launched on International Women’s Day, Sunday, March 8, is a comprehensive, music-themed site celebrating the numerous accomplishments of women in music with a mixture of top-shelf music curation, informative feature content, and playlists.

“We’re pleased to recognize the significance of International Women’s Day with this vibrant collection of some of the most important popular music created by more than 20 female artists whose influence and impact span a number of generations and genres,” said Jane Gowen, executive vice president, Marketing and A&R at UMe, said in a press release. “The music made by each of these artists not only shows how vital and energizing they are creatively but how much they continue to inspire women across the globe on this very special day, as well as every other day throughout the year.”

Women To The Front highlights a playlist featuring 80-plus songs that celebrate female empowerment and a collection of 20 key releases made by female artists that appear on vinyl. The collection was curated by UMe A&R staffers Macie Spear and Jannet Talat. Also featured is She is the Music, a nonprofit organization that seeks to increase the number of working women in the music industry in positions. 

Some of the featured artists include Shania Twain (“Man! I Feel Like A Woman!”), Lady Gaga (“Just Dance”), Lana Del Rey (“Summertime Sadness”), Gwen Stefani (“Hollaback Girl”), Rihanna (“Work”), Kacey Musgraves (“High Horse”), and Janet Jackson (“Nasty”).

The site also features editorial features that celebrate the success of women in the music industry such as Tina Morris, studio manager at the Village recording studios; Natalia Perez, on-air radio personality for Big Boy’s Neighborhood and 92.3 FM; and on the great success of high-profile female-owned-and-operated brands such as Health-Ade Kombucha (Daina Trout and Vanessa Dew) and the Honey Pot Co. (Beatrice Dixon).