The #MeToo campaign is attracting the attention and talents of a number of legendary individuals in the music industry who are calling out loud and proud for gender empowerment and social justice. These include singers, musicians, composers, and entertainment executives.Desiree Perez is the Chief Operating Officer of ROC Nation since 2009 and one of the most influential executives in the music industry. She is renowned for working with musicians of the caliber of Jay-Z Carter, Beyonce, Rihanna, and Mariah Carey. Now she is now letting her own voice be heard as a champion for women in the music industry and throughout all of society.
Ms. Perez is influencing the groundswell of the #MeToo campaign. She is showcasing her power, involvement, and leadership abilities through championing female artists. Mariah Carey is one of the artists working with Ms. Perez, and the singer and actress recently vocalized her support for the popular Time’s Up campaign.When the president of the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow, stated that women in the music industry should “step up” to take responsibility for their careers, his tone-deaf request inspired a fierce response.
A united front of six of the industry’s most potent women executives, including Ms. Perez, crafted a letter to the Recording Academy’s board of trustees. The letter stated that the organization was “woefully out of touch with today’s music, the music business, and even more significantly society,” according to the NYC Inquirer. The executives went on to state that Portnow’s views were “emblematic of a much larger issue with the Naras (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) organization as a whole on the broader set of inclusion issues across all demographics.” With her social justice activism, Desiree Perez is a music industry leader working to ensure that all individuals’ voices are heard.