Sister trio Haim take the issue of gender pay disparity to heart, recounting a firsthand incident with a former booking agent whom they fired after discovering that they had been paid significantly less than a male artist they shared the bill with.
The sisters behind the hit pop-rock band, Este, Danielle and Alana Haim, spoke candidly to Grazia Daily about the challenges they've faced working in a male-dominated industry. "And because of that we fired our agent", Danielle continued.
Danielle Haim emphasized that when the band first learned what their wages would be, they thought nothing of it, hoping the festival would gain them exposure. After learning that they were paid a tenth of what a man earned to perform at a music festival a year ago, the sisters banded together and took matters into their own hands. I trust them with my f-ing life.
The band say they initially "didn't think twice" about their pay, because they believed playing the festival would help improve their profile.
"It's fucked up not even to be paid half the same amount", she told Grazia. But to be paid a 10th of that amount of money?
Haim have encountered sexism a lot in their careers and find it frustrating when their musical ability is written off just because they are female.
Alana said: 'What was really scary to us was feeling like if we acted a certain way, people would think we didn't play our own instruments.
Unfortunately, HAIM's experiences prove the rule, rather than the exception - even given that their sophomore album Something To Tell You was a commercial and critical success, placing on several best of 2017 lists.