sexism

Festivals make pledge for gender-balanced lineups by 2022
Festivals make pledge for gender-balanced lineups by 2022
A number of music festivals and conferences are coming together in an effort to achieve gender-equal lineups, with a goal of having a 50/50 gender balance by 2022. But let's be real—this is a long time coming. Read more: Pub defends controversial ban on female-fronted bands The PRS Foundation launched the initiative, dubbed the International Keychange initiative, which empowers women to "tran
Unsurprisingly, new study shows females are underrepresented in music business
Unsurprisingly, new study shows females are underrepresented in music business
Earlier this week, Wireless Festival in London came under fire for their initial festival lineup—including only three women on the festival's three-day lineup. Sadly, it's not even a surprise to see the words "women are missing in the music industry" in a new study published by USC Annenberg. Read more: ... Read More ...
Pub defends controversial ban on female-fronted bands
Pub defends controversial ban on female-fronted bands
A Pub in the UK has come under fire after its controversial ban on female-fronted bands from playing its live music venue, stating women "can't sing rock."  Read more: 14 female musicians discuss sexism in the music industry Doctor Browns, a popular live music venue in Middlesbrough, has implemented a ban on female-fronted bands due to regular customers believing that women can't sing r
13 male musicians discuss sexism in the music industry
13 male musicians discuss sexism in the music industry
*This article contains discussion about sexual assault. On August 30, AP published a piece titled “14 musicians discuss sexism in the music industry.” We initially wanted to feature the views of both women and men in the article—albeit with a larger proportion of female artists, as it is overwhelmingly women who experience sexism—but despite reaching out to some male artists at the time, our appro
New college school year, same unnecessarily biased, sexist drinking PSAs
New college school year, same unnecessarily biased, sexist drinking PSAs
It’s the start of a new school year, which means that, inevitably, there will be incoming student orientations at various colleges across the nation. Trying to establish ground rules and expectations between school and student is a biggie, so it’s to be expected that incoming freshman will be posting about what new guidelines are being thrown at them, possibly with several eye-roll emojis attache
Milk Teeth’s Becky Blomfield opens up on misogyny, sexism at live shows
Milk Teeth’s Becky Blomfield opens up on misogyny, sexism at live shows
Shirley Manson. Hayley Williams. Brody Dalle. Courtney Love. Taylor Momsen. Becky Blomfield. These are just a few of the strong, inspirational and brilliant women who lead some of the most awesome bands in our scene. While the majority of us giggers are decent and civilized human beings who attend shows to enjoy live music over a few jars with our buddies, sadly there are a minority of people who
Op-Ed: We’re not listening to women in music—and that’s a huge problem
Op-Ed: We’re not listening to women in music—and that’s a huge problem
“How does it feel to be a woman eating a sandwich? How does it feel to be a woman walking up the stairs?” Those are the kinds of questions Savages’ Jehnny Beth likened to “How does it feel to be a woman in music?”  And generally, she’s not wrong—music is music; to play guitar as a man is to play guitar as a woman and to sing into a microphone as a man is to sing into a microphone as a woman, and s
“People were angry it was even mentioned”—Creeper on backlash for calling out industry sexism
“People were angry it was even mentioned”—Creeper on backlash for calling out industry sexism
Following a particularly frustrating instance on Creeper’s current European tour, keyboardist/vocalist Hannah Greenwood took to the band’s Facebook to air her frustrations. During load-out, Greenwood, clearly displaying her pass, was denied readmittance to the venue by a male security staff member who had allowed her tourmate letlive. bassist RJ ...