Interesting Article on Women in Music today. – and reader letter

This came across my desk and I thought it might be of interest to some of you…

“It has been 10 years since a young female singer/songwriter named Sarah McLachlan organized Lilith Fair, the festival tour that came to symbolize the increased visibility enjoyed by female artists in the mid- to late ’90s.

Launched in 1997, Lilith was pegged by some as a showcase for tender, earnest folk-pop minstrels. But over its three seasons, the tour also featured a variety of rock, hip-hop and alternative acts, old and new. Radio playlists reflected a growing interest in a variety of creatively autonomous female musicians, as did seemingly countless articles on “women in rock.”

Listen to top 40 radio these days, though, and you’re not likely to find as many of these artists — or their would-be successors. Some suggest that commercial success has become a more elusive goal for women with strong, singular voices.”……. [Read whole article]


Let me know if the link goes bad, I’ll post the whole article on the site, but I don’t want to do that if I don’t have to…copywrite issues and all…

One of the members (a male, actually) of the IndieGrrl mailing list  I am on wrote a letter to the editor. It was published!

[Read it here]

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