Donald Trump can say, 'You're fired. Unfortunately that's the nature of bubblegum pop. You'd imagine that now, today, that conversation would feel, at best, recklessly dangerous. Christina Aguilera's powerhouse vocals aside, these girls were not being marketed for their talent. Spotlight on social media Recently, however, a new spotlight has been cast on the way ugly, and sometimes criminal sexism is embedded in the music industry.
For example, Katy Perry was openly accused of satanic worship following her and 2014 Grammy performance. Sexism In The Music Industry Every year the feeling of getting involved in causes that matter, about equality and equity is getting stronger and stronger. However, it has to be taken into account that this is not always the case and with the equality legislation in place, there must be something else going on here. Interviews would endorse the belief that all women are capable of writing and creating deeply expressive and intelligent music, and that we can actually all learn from them. Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus.
Don't have an opinion that is out of line with the status quo, at least. Those are more often in the pop genre. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. As an artist I allow myself to dream of a perfect world, where both, women and men can work side by side, harmoniously and helping each other instead of living in a competition based society. Call out sexism when you see it. They had come of age twenty or more years earlier, in the Seventies. I often think that he had similarly shaped thighs to Naomi Campbell.
It is not just the existence of an unjust gender gap in the industry, but also a shocking inequality in pay for the sexes that is ageing what is supposed to be an ever-changing, up-to-date modern music scene. This year we are thrilled to have Jo Whiley and artist Little Boots confirmed to speak at the event. My grandmother thought it was outrageous, feminism at its highest pitch, that my mother sometimes expected my father to come and carry his own plate from the kitchen to the dining room. Tired of this reality, a group of female artists in Quebec decided to join forces to fight sexism in the music industry, a movement which I proudly adhered to, that sparked the fire. Far from having to prove ourselves worthy of being in music, it is attitudes towards women in music that need to change. At no point in 2016 is any female a groundbreaker; this is just reflective of of the contributions females make, and of the way they have been ignored in the media. Because it is a conversation that never happens.
Among these women, there are strong personalities, with energy and integrity. Well Smash Hits is sadly no more, but fast-forward to the present day and I am fortunate to work in a job I love in the music business. The fact is, the majority of chart-topping songs performed by female artists, from to Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus, are still written by men. Later, in my early teens, I papered my bedroom walls with the face of Taylor Hanson again, don't judge me , and decided I'd be the editor of Smash Hits when I grew up. This means it is easier for bands that are similar to those bands already in the canon to be later included think Nirvana, Radiohead. I felt so embarrassed by the situation. You are allowed to be objectified by men and dress like a slut, but don't own your sluttiness.
But they exist and people know it and sometimes they make me feel like they think I can't do my job because of them. Gender should not come into it, but for some reason it's still a problem that needs to be addressed. Articles reference various multi-million selling albums from female artists including Jessie J and Florence and the Machine, and of course who could escape the global success of Adele and Emeli Sandé. It should be noted that this is by no means unique to the music industry; very similar behaviours by men in positions of power have recently also been highlighted, for example, in. Like they are in many other industries, women in music are still treated like a novelty. Sexism in music is real and those at the forefront of creative industries are the most able to effect change. And they don't even listen to him.
Gemma Lee is Music Editor of Lucid and an upper-sixth student at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls. The subordination of women that has rightly been mostly wiped out of the workplace and households over the years appears to still be at work in the music industry. Since most of them already have access to the Internet, they already can promote themselves through social media, do tours and connect to better press outlets without having to promote anything other than their God-given talent if they chose to do so. Support all artists and keep the music alive. But when a court ruled Kesha had to remain in her contract with Dr Luke earlier this year, the hashtag FreeKesha began trending on Twitter and fellow female musicians including Lady Gaga, Lily Allen, Kelly Clarkson and Lorde publicly offered her their support, only serving to underline their empathy with her.
Statistics consistently show that women in music earn less than their male counterparts. Can they suffer negatively in this world due to their gender? Moving forward, it is likely that awareness will need to further widen and measures continue to be taken in order for sexism and assault to be eliminated completely. But still, the industry remains outwardly aggressive towards females. Grimes also mentions that she is constantly bombarded with unsolicited advice and suggestions from men that aren't even professionals. But many of those same publications including this one have also progressively moved away from such pieces. So much mistrust and suspicion surrounds any female musician who dares to challenge the status quo. Most importantly, artists would be so self-assured of exposure that they could turn down media requests if they wanted to.
The worst part is, turning down sex can turn out to be a bad business decision. And she has a valid point -- there are attractive guys in indie rock bands but how often is this mentioned in their reviews? Some of the conversations we had were insane. Some of her connections within the music industry were also brought about by her feminism, including her inclusion in Pennycress, which came from a pirate radio session entitled Queer Punks. It didn't feel like what you'd call a friendly smile. Frank Sinatra had kissed me on the cheek and that man was like a god in our house.