Lily Allen has spoken out about the lack of female executives in the music industry, arguing that women aren’t represented as much as they should be.
She also discussed her frustration with the media crediting the success of female musicians such as Beyoncé or Adele, to the ‘[men] behind the woman’.
Speaking in an interview with The Sun, the singer said: “I am signed to Warners and have been into many different record company buildings but am astonished by the lack of female executives. I cannot understand it or fathom it.”
She continued: “You will also notice of those big successful female artists, there is always a ‘man behind the woman’ piece. You will also notice of the big successful female artists, there is always a ‘man behind the woman’ piece. If it’s Beyoncé, it’s Jay Z. If it’s Adele, it’s Paul Epworth. Me? It was Mark Ronson and the same with Amy Winehouse.
“You never get that with men. You can’t think of the man behind the man. Because it is a conversation that never happens. If you are Ed Sheeran or someone, no one ever talks about who has produced or who is the man behind Ed Sheeran.”