Toxic masculinity has created a debilitating stigma around mental health – telling men to suppress their emotions rather than seek help. This can lead to unhealthy behaviours like using female … Continue reading Men in Music and Their Mental Health
TW: abuse, overdose Rihanna, Courtney Love, Marianne Faithful – all of these women have something in common. They all have prolific careers, and yet, they’re still asked about their exes … Continue reading Successful Women and Their Inescapable Exes
So often when allegations of sexual misconduct come to light, the media shares the stories of the survivors and the response statements from the artists. Rarely do we hear from … Continue reading Sexual Misconduct in Music: The Fan Perspective
Often when allegations of sexual misconduct come out, it is reported on by the media and receives considerable backlash from the music community. In some cases, the community rallies together … Continue reading Sexual Misconduct and Accountability in Alternative Music
Are pop stars even real or were they designed by the music industry? We’re joined by London-based alternative pop singer, GIRLI, to put this question to the test. From the … Continue reading Breaking the Pop Star Archetype with GIRLI
We’re diving back into the world of misogyny in songwriting, but this time we’re focusing on pop music released over the past 15 years. We touched on all your favorites, nobody is safe, we cover 5 Seconds of Summer, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Avril Lavigne, Paramore and even Harry Styles, nobody is safe this week.
We’re joined by two Lana super fans, Hannah and Audrey Leach of Sleepover Cinema Podcast, to talk us through not only the many controversies of Lana Del Rey’s career but also of being a Lana fan.
we’re joined by Miyoko Esco who is a touring crew member with over seven years of experience under her belt to unpack all this. We discuss what’s in place to help those struggling while out on the road, and what she feels could be changed to help out with the mental health burden that comes with being on the road for most of the year.
It’s no secret that if you’re a female in pop music, you’re going to be over-sexualized by not only the media but also the public. Stylist Payton Dales gives us some insider insight into how every choice in music styling, even the over the top ones, are 100% intentional.
The number of times we’ve listened to a song, as female-identifying humans, and thought “wait… does this singer hate me…” are truly too many to count. We’ve decided to look deeper into why misogyny in songwriting is so inescapable.
This week we’re joined by the superfan strategist and music marketing intellect Sydney Stein to talk all things fandom marketing. We discuss the power behind impassioned fangirls and how their promotional tactics on social media platforms are really just doing free marketing campaigns for record labels.
We finally decided to pass the Bechdel test and do an episode revolving around a woman in music. We thought it’d be fitting as mid-range millennials to discuss a major part of the pop-culture discourse during our lives, Miley Cyrus.