Lily Allen Says The Music Industry is Still Sexist
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.17.2014
There's a lack of women in charge...
Lily Allen says that women are not represented enough in the top tier of the music industry. The singer spoke with the Sun and said that the music industry is inappropriately run by men who build their fortunes on the backs of female artists.
Allen noted in the interview, "I am signed to Warners and have been into many different record company buildings but am astonished by the lack of female executives. I cannot understand it or fathom it."
She continued on, saying, "You will also notice of those big successful female artists, there is always a 'man behind the woman' piece. You will also notice of the big successful female artists, there is always a 'man behind the woman' piece. If it's Beyoncé, it's Jay Z. If it's Adele, it's Paul Epworth. Me? It was Mark Ronson and the same with Amy Winehouse. You never get that with men. You can't think of the man behind the man. Because it is a conversation that never happens. If you are Ed Sheeran or someone, no one ever talks about who has produced or who is the man behind Ed Sheeran."