The Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) and Def Jam Recordings have announced a collaboration to honor women in the music and sports sectors. The WNBPA understands the value of music in sports and how it has influenced society, athletes, and the sport they play. The collaboration seeks to promote and celebrate women across multiple sectors, marking an important milestone in women’s support.
As part of this collaboration, the WNBPA and Def Jam Recordings have released a “Bet on Women” playlist showcasing the record label’s talented female artists. The playlist includes Ashanti and Rihanna’s high-energy female boss music, Jhené Aiko and Coco Jones’ healing and soothing sounds, and more high-energy music to encourage listeners. The playlist is intended to motivate and inspire listeners during a power walk, spin exercise, or even a workday. The playlist is comprised of anthems that embrace and appeal to all women.
“Def Jam Recordings is honored to join the Women’s National Basketball Players Association in honoring the powerful intersection of music and sports.” “Through the universal language of music, we will continue to uplift and empower women,” said LaTrice Burnette, Executive Vice President, Def Jam Recordings/President, 4th & Broadway.
The WNBPA is honoring its 25th anniversary as the first and longest-running women’s sports union. The WNBPA and its player leadership have worked diligently to challenge workplace and societal conditions, protect players’ rights, and help them reach their full potential both on and off the court. The WNBPA and Def Jam Recordings hope to support and elevate badass women through this collaboration.
For 40 years, Def Jam Recordings has been a home and conduit for the trailblazing musicians who define the sound of hip-hop in real time. Today, Def Jam is a worldwide multimedia brand based on daring creativity, authenticity, and an unwavering commitment to quality, which includes marquee artists, new signings, and global expansion into the UK, Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and beyond. Universal Music Group, the global leader in music-based entertainment, owns Def Jam Recordings.
In summary, the WNBPA and Def Jam Recordings collaboration seeks to celebrate women in music and sports by recognizing the importance of music in sports and how it has influenced society, athletes, and the sport they play. The “Bet on Women” playlist is a result of this collaboration, and it aims to motivate and empower all women.