Articles about 'music industry'

“Everybody that comes here is here for a reason, whether you know it or not”

Jo Whitehead talks to the inspirational Zahra Haji Fath Ali Tehrani, director of Oxford’s Young Women’s Music Project, about getting involved in music, sexism in the music industry and maintaining a safe and creative space for the young women of Oxfordshire

Joanna Whitehead // 11 August 2017

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Education, Features, Feminism, Interviews

An upbeat, upward trajectory

The recent release of Octo Octa’s latest album 'Where Are We Going?' leaves Joanna Whitehead in no confusion that the only way is up for Maya Morrison-Bouldry

Joanna Whitehead // 14 June 2017

Categories: Features, Interviews

The (anti)feminist teachers in popular media

Our monthly guest blogger, Madeleine Pownall, worries about what the portrayal of women in popular media is teaching us about gender and sexuality

Guest Blogger // 27 May 2017

Categories: Blog

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Musician Sula Mae encourages us all to support women in music this International Women’s Day

Sula Mae // 22 February 2017

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media

Empowered women and unenlightened men

Rita Suszek enjoys a musical history lesson about the second wave of feminism

Rita Suszek // 21 July 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

“I’m very much running my career” – an interview with Corinne Bailey Rae

Wedaeli Chibelushi talks to Corinne Bailey Rae about her new album, The Heart Speaks in Whispers, black feminism and female solidarity

Wedaeli Chibelushi // 15 May 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Why getting rid of gender roles in childhood matters to the music industry

If we want to know where all the women performing at music festivals are, the answer is simple, argues Rachel Michaella Finn – girls just don’t play guitar

Rachel Michaella Finn // 2 August 2015

Categories: Features, Music

New interview: Hanna Hanra of BEAT magazine

Stephanie Phillips talks to Hanna Hanra about her vision for the independent publication BEAT and her experiences as a DJ and music enthusiast. Note from Holly: Stephanie‘s interview is my...

Holly Combe // 14 March 2015

Categories: Blog

How to Create a Magazine for the People: an Interview with Hanna Hanra

Stephanie Phillips talks to Hanna Hanra about her vision for the independent publication BEAT and her experiences as a DJ and music enthusiast

Stephanie Phillips //

Categories: Features, Interviews, Music

Mariam the Believer Q&A (part two)

Mariam Wallentin discusses musical influences, political causes and creative freedom in the face of the patriarchal-capitalist music industry. This is the second and final installment of Holly's two-part Q&A with Mariam the Believer. You can read the earlier part here

Holly Combe // 5 November 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Nashville

As a drama about two women in the spotlight, More4’s Nashville has arguably been subject to a few gleeful expectations. Predictably, one of these has been evident in the critics’...

Holly Combe // 3 April 2013

Categories: Blog

A country mile ahead

The potential for conflict in Nashville has been seized on by critics but there is much more to the show than warring women and Southern stereotypes, says Sophie Mayer

Sophie Mayer //

Categories: Television

New Review: A cut above the rest

In December 2012 Holly wrote about Bristol synth pop act Gaptooth and her explicitly feminist single ‘Ladykillers’, a song that was so strongly worded that some radio stations wouldn’t play...

Cazz Blase // 31 January 2013

Categories: Blog

A cut above the rest

Although wishing at times for a more personal touch, Hayley Foster da Silva is impressed by the breadth of She Bop, the recently revised and updated third edition of Lucy O'Brien's history of women and the music industry, and is pleased to come away from the book with lots of new information

Hayley Foster da Silva //

Categories: Books, Music, Reviews

“One local radio station came back and said the lyric was too blunt”: Gaptooth on ‘Ladykillers’ (part two)

Are feminists in the mainstream under pressure to be politically subtle in the current so-called post-feminist climate? This is the concluding installment of Holly's two-part interview with Gaptooth about the song 'Ladykillers'. You can read the earlier blog entry here

Holly Combe // 4 December 2012

Categories: Blog

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