Pop Cultures: Women, Music and Celebrity

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The Celebrity Culture Club presents:

Pop Cultures: Women, Music and Celebrity

Round table discussion and Q&A, 26th April 2019

The Allbright, 11 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HR

Whether on stage or behind the scenes, women's status in the music industry needs interrogation. Pop music culture circulates representations of women that both shape and reflect their role in our culture. At both ends of the spectrum it is a site for some of the most regressive gender tropes and some of the most excitingly resistant, norm-shattering responses to them. On an industrial level, women have to fight for their seat at the mixing desk: of the world’s 600 most popular songs last year, only two per cent were produced by women, the gender pay gap at some of the biggest music-focused companies is a staggering 30 per cent, and just 14 per cent of performers at US festivals were women. At the 5th Celebrity Culture Club event, our panel of speakers from academia and the music industry discuss how women are represented in the music industry, both on stage and behind the scenes.

Speakers include:

  • Carla Marie Williams is a multi-platinum songwriter, producer and artist who has written songs for Britney Spears' album, Glory, and Beyonce's Grammy winning Lemonade.

  • Ayse Hassan is the bassist for Mercury Prize shortlisted, all-female post-punk band, Savages. She makes music in collaborations Kite Base and 180db and solo as ESYA.

  • Maxie Gedge does Communications for PRS Foundation, the UK's leading funder for new music and talent development. She is the Director of the record label Gravy, and the drummer for both angry pop girl group Graceland and Current Bond. She has an MMus in Sonic Arts, has worked for festivals and venues, programmed hundreds of new music shows, and promotes and DJs at queer dance parties.

  • Dr Kirsty Fairclough is Associate Dean: Research and Innovation in the School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford. She publishes on the audio-visual mediation of popular music. Titles include: The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop, The Arena Concert: Music, Media and Mass Entertainment, Music/Video: Forms, Aesthetics, Media, Prince: An Interdisciplinary Life, and Beyoncé: Celebrity Feminism and Popular Culture.

  • Chair: Dr Hannah Yelin Senior Lecturer in Media and Culture, Oxford Brookes University.

On the ground floor there is a card-only bar serving refreshments. The event takes place on the 2nd floor, please let us know if we can help with the stairs.

Organised by Dr Hannah Yelin in collaboration with Maxie Gedge for the AllBright.

The Allbright Academy exists to help smart women gain the skills, confidence and network needed to achieve their career ambitions.

The Celebrity Culture Club brings together academics, those working in what can broadly be called 'the media industry', and interested members of the public, to discuss the important questions of the day in relation to celebrity culture.

www.celebritycultureclub.com

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