You Can't Be What You Can't See: (Miss)representation in The Music Media

Date: 19.5.16
In music media, women face sexism and underrepresentation – male voices still make up the majority of white noise. This matters because blanket male coverage doesn’t promote a diversity of world views and because you can’t be what you can’t see. It’s a cyclical problem; it’s intimidating to dip a tentative toe into what seems like a man’s world and it’s difficult to aspire to be somewhere or something if there aren’t enough role models you can relate to already occupying those positions. 
In association with Bido Lito! The Liverpool Music Magazine, we’re hosting Laura Snapes, a culture writer and contributing editor at Pitchfork, and former editor at NME, who is also a regular contributor to Uncut, The Guardian, The Observer, Rookie and Wire. Snapes is joined by a panel of the best feminist brains from the region’s music and independent media, featuring Sarah Lay, editor at Louder Than War, Amy Roberts, editor at Clarissa Explains Fuck All, Bethany Garrett, editorial assistant at Bido Lito! and Lorna Gray, music journalist and founder of Fierce Babe Network.
We want to make fierce women visible within music media and discuss strategies for tackling industry misogyny and the mis- and under-representations women face, while empowering more women with the skills and strategies to get involved. Rounded off with a performance from psycho-tropical bubblegum rockers Pink Kink and special guests.


Venue: Everyman Bistro, 5-11 Hope Street, L1 9BH
Date: Thursday 19th May 
Time: 8pm
Tickets: £5/4 BUY TICKETS HERE