Founded in December 2015, SheBOPS is the feminist music site exclusively covering female musicians.
The purpose of SheBOPS is to counteract sexism in today’s music industry with empowering, positive representations of female musicians. We believe that if music is great it should be supported, so from K-pop idols to Norwegian newbies, we will cover female artists regardless of their location around the world or on the charts.
Artists are not supported on SheBOPS just because they are female: we champion these musicians because they are good.
A SheBOPS interview is a safe space for these female musicians to speak freely about:
- Their professional experiences.
- The magic and madness behind their bops.
- Representation issues in the music industry.
The name SheBOPS merges the pronoun for a female-identifying artist (“she“) with a slang term for outstanding music (“bops“). As a term, SheBOPS also embodies that physical, ‘bopping’ motion a listener might make to a great song (“she bops“). Plus, many readers have pointed out that “She Bop” is also the title of a Cyndi Lauper bop – my ARTPOP could mean anything! 🖌
SheBOPS was founded by Hasan Beyaz, who is also a freelance writer and has created content for Noisey, YouTube, Seoulbeats and others.
If you’re feeling generous and want to help us create more quality content about female musicians, you can make a donation to SheBOPS via PayPal.