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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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New Interview Series Shines A Light On Women In The Music Business

There is plenty of women in the music business, not only as musicians but also as engineers and producers. Problem is, not many shed a light on these women and so the global view tends to look masculine.

Proof In Music is one of the projects trying to change that narrative with a 12 episode video series documenting the work of these women.

Follow Proof In Music on Facebook and be sure to sign up on their webpage to never miss an episode!

Cover photo of music producer Ainjel Emme from the webpage of Proof In Music.

New Single ‘Survivor’ by Saffron A Released Today On International Women’s Day

Saffron A, a young and brave fighter out of Brantford, Ontario, is releasing a new single today, the 8th of March, which is the International Women’s Day. We have interviewed Saffron before about her previous EP’s.

Saffron herself is a survivor of sexual assault and at one point she decided to create powerful and beautiful music in hope to inspire others to cope with their own trauma. She wrote ‘Survivor’ for all the people that have shared their stories with her.

“Here’s where you found me
Here’s where they left me
For all these years I’ve been quiet
I have taken the weight of silence”

‘Survivor’ is from Saffron’s upcoming album Survivors Are Fighters for which she has a GoFundMe page up and running.

If you catch Saffron playing live you will notice her special blue faded Levi’s jeans. These are her Consent Pants:

“When I did two collaborative shows with Advocates for A Student Culture of Consent, I came up with the idea for people to respond to the music and workshop by writing/drawing/expressing what consent means to them on a pair of jeans. It turned out so well, I brought them out to almost every show on tour and encouraged the audience to add their piece. It became a community art project, and now I wear the jeans when I perform.”

“They didn’t believe me
Refused to hear me
When someone they knew
Violated me

The secret I buried
The one that I carried alone”

Saffron decided to release this song on the International Women’s Day to celebrate those who have found the courage to speak out, take a stand and oppose the current system.

“In the age of the #MeToo movement, this song validates and empowers the diverse stories of survivors of sexual violence… I see you, I hear you, I believe you.”