And in news that’ll shock absolutely no one, women in music are still being paid a helluva lot less than men and my eyes are rolling so damn hard that I’m gonna have to pick them up from the next suburb after work.
Three-piece sister group HAIM have taken a stand against this age old BS by firing their booking agent after finding out that they were being paid significantly less than male acts at an undisclosed music festival.
The gals (Este, Danielle and Alana Haim) revealed the messed up news in a recent interview with Grazia magazine.
“We had been told that our fee was very low because you played at the festival in the hope you’d get played on the radio,” Danielle Haim recalled.
“We didn’t think twice about it, but we later found out that someone was getting paid 10 times more than us. And because of that we fired our agent.”
Alana Haim described the debacle as “fucked up”, and went on to say that the sacking decision was made in solidarity.
“That’s why I love my sisters so much. I trust them with my fucking life. We’re all in this together,” she said.
“But it’s scary out there and it’s fucked up. It’s fucked up not even to be paid half the same amount. But to be paid a tenth of that amount of money? It was insane.”
The critically acclaimed band are currently on their Sister Sister Tour to support their latest banger-filled album, 2017’s Something to Tell You.