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Icelandic Female Musicians Unite In Protest Of A Biased Music Industry

Using the hashtag #viðerumhér (which translates to we are here) Icelandic women have come together and created a fast growing playlist showcasing the musical variety of women creators in the Icelandic music industry.

Although being famed for equality, Iceland has its problems and plenty of them. Recent studies have shown that it is far more dangerous of a place than portrayed. Women in music get pushed aside and not thought of as worthy enough as the men. Again and again big concerts or festivals get produced with no or very few women artists and they have long ago had enough.

Though it is a serious subject the women involved use humor as well; the username of the playlist is easylistening, pointing out how in Iceland it is common to think of female musicians creating only soft elevator music.

Cover photo is created by Ólöf Erla Einarsdóttir from Svart design.

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