The Grammy Awards are held this Sunday. For the first time in 60 years, a Diversity and Inclusion Task Force has been formed in order to alleviate the male-dominated nature of the prestigious awards.
The Grammy Awards and celebrities such as Justin Bieber have been spreading the word about gender inequality in the music industry using the hashtag #WomenInTheMix – the Recording Academy’s new initiative which aims to expand opportunities for female music producers and engineers.
Justin Bieber, along with other artists such as Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift, have signed on to The Recording Academy’s new initiative called #WomenInTheMix which aims to expand opportunities for female music producers and engineers. https://t.co/vHwOgrhbR6 pic.twitter.com/rauztOhBWW
— Justin Bieber Crew (@JBCrewdotcom) February 2, 2019
Compared to last year’s male dominated ceremony, this Sunday we’ll see many more women on the red carpet in downtown Los Angeles. Women may be the winners of several categories, from Record Of The Year – I Like It by Cardi B, or Shallow by Lady Gaga, to Best New Artist – Jorja Smith or Dua Lipa, the famous Grammy stage will be refreshed with a strong female presence.
Our entertainment reporter Molly Long has looked into why the annual event is so important, and asked Grace Goslin from Fem Collective whether the new Task Force is really effective.
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