They want to see more women involved in behind-the-scenes roles
Julian Marszalek
10:28 12th July 2017

Haim have called on the music industry to employ more women – and not just as musicians. The soft rocking sibling trio has said that they want to see more female sound engineers and technicians working within the industry.

"We do see women working in the studios but we want to see more. It's a quantity issue… There's so many amazing women that work in music and I think its time more girls looked into being engineers and studio technicians,” Danielle told Newsbeat.

Este added: "I think there's the feeling that we are coming together now and we want to make a difference and we want to inspire women.

"Not just to be in bands but to be producers, engineers, technicians, stage managers, tour managers. There's a million things you could do in music. It would be awesome to see that more."

The sisters added that the music industry was a hard environment that they found “tough” when it came to “asserting their power”.

Alana said: "I grew up listening to Tom Petty's 'You Got Lucky', where the whole theme is, 'You're lucky to be with me'. I never really heard a song that said that from a woman's perspective. Being a woman in a power position and dating someone, in my experience, is hard. You need a man who's strong enough, to paraphrase Sheryl Crow."

And Danielle added: "We deal with that a lot - not even in dating, but just being the chairwomen of our company. Asserting our power - sometimes it's tough."

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