The whole feminist-taking-your-clothes-off thing: Critique and negotiation of gender inequality in UK music industries

Toby Bennett

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    Abstract

    This article considers the critique and negotiation of inequality, exploitation and exclusion in contemporary UK music industries, in light of industry?s own growing concerns over gender relations. Given the disjuncture between the creative sector?s persistent workforce inequalities and its professed liberal, egalitarian, meritocratic values and attitudes, the article interrogates the ways in which a ?postfeminist sensibility? has been placed under pressure through a ?critical moment? of internal trade press critique, between 2013 and the present moment. Drawing on a research project on ?backstage? intermediary work in UK major record labels, after ?digital disruption?, it takes a pragmatic approach to documenting and theorising the sector?s increasing ?industrial reflexivity?, in dialogue with empirical reflections on how institutional actors, such as policy and corporate communications, respond to such critiques. This constitutional reflexivity broadly conditions knowledge production, with implications for future critical research on inequality in popular music industries.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalIASPM@Journal
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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