5 Black Women in Music Share Secrets to Success

Beyoncé said it best: “Who run the world…Girls.” Her seismic shift of the music game not only inspired the title of Revolt Music Conference’s all female panel, it brought to light the power of women in a male-dominated industry. (Val Boreland, EVP programming & production at Revolt TV, opened the discussion with a staggering statistic: 15 percent of labels have significant or majority ownership by women and only one-third of senior leadership roles in music companies are held by women.) Over the two-day conference, we asked female artists and panelists what’s the future of music, and where do women fit in and succeed. Here’s what they had to say and more: