The idea to create an open access music and gender research platform became a reality in 2018 and the NIMIR Project was designed and crafted under the Lazer Guided Reporter banner. The NIMIR Project explores the relationships between branding, bodies, and cultural production, while drawing insight from the lived experiences of those working in the music industry in Ireland. With this focus on the processes of image management, a more nuanced investigation of identity, power, music and space will unfold. Read more about how the NIMIR Project is being conducted here.
In February and May 2018, two articles were published which detailed certain findings of the MA dissertation, Why are there so few female Music Producers?
The first focused on the broader picture of gender representation in music and findings from the interviews, and the idea of gendered space in the music industry. The second article detailed the magazine research; data on the gendered media histories of Hot Press and Rolling Stone covers. Combined, these articles were read in over 60 countries. This could not have been achieved without the support and appreciation of gender research by the female:pressure network.
In October 2018, Yvonne presented her research (pictured right) at Taking Back the Web, the second annual Critical Media Literacy Conference at Dublin Institute of Technology. In 2019 she presented at the Exploring Gender Dynamics in the Music Industry symposium at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
Forthcoming publications: Chapter in Media Narratives in Popular Music Culture, published by Bloomsbury Academic (2020)