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‘Women Need to Step Up,’ Says Recording Academy President

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Michele Amabile Angermiller, writing at Variety:

    The only woman presented a solo Grammy during the awards telecast on Sunday night? Alessia Cara, who took home best new artist. Recording Academy president Neil Portnow was asked by Variety about #GrammysSoMale and had this to say:

    “It has to begin with… women who have the creativity in their hearts and souls, who want to be musicians, who want to be engineers, producers, and want to be part of the industry on the executive level… [They need] to step up because I think they would be welcome. I don’t have personal experience of those kinds of brick walls that you face but I think it’s upon us — us as an industry — to make the welcome mat very obvious, breeding opportunities for all people who want to be creative and paying it forward and creating that next generation of artists.”

    Gee, I wonder why no one watches this boring, too long, and completely out of touch show.

  2. personalmaps

    citrus & cinnamon Prestigious

    I sighed so hard I exhaled my soul and died.
  3. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    on a similar note, this interview really bugged me. this woman either seems oblivious or is just feeding into the problem here

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  4. SuNDaYSTaR


    Writing "I don’t have personal experience of those kinds of brick walls that you face but [...]" makes him sound like he's channelling Christina Hoff Sommers or something.
  5. personalmaps

    citrus & cinnamon Prestigious

    It super bums me out when women who haven’t experienced discrimination in the music industry (or who have internalized the rhetoric convincing them they haven’t) decide that 1) the discrimination doesn’t exist or 2) they can speak for everyone. I see it a lot in our scene, so it’s even more discouraging that it goes all the way to the top. I shouldn’t be surprised anymore BUT...
  6. TerrancePryor Prestigious

    All of the females that won were in categories that never air on TV to begin with.
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  7. Ska Senanake


    Lol rock n roll didnt even make the cut. Love that PTM and Kendrick won, there were a few nods that definitely warmed my heart, but fuck the grammy's. Its the industry celebrating itself. It's not about celebrating art at all.
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