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Annie Mac urges music industry to "uplift" and "celebrate" female producers

10 December 2020, 11:11 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Annie Mac has shared a Twitter thread urging the music industry to "uplift" and "celebrate" female producers.

Yesterday (9 December) Annie Mac took to Twitter to air her frustration at the criticism that female producers have to endure in the music industry.

Annie Mac began her thread by writing, "I find it so frustrating that it's always women who get accused of not making their own records, when I could count on one hand the men I have encountered who write, play, produce and mix all their own music."

"Starting out as a female producer is getting easier and easier which is amazing," Mac continued. "But I still see and hear the snide comments about women needing help to make records. It is standard practise to work with people in music production!"

In another tweet, Mac wrote, "There are many male producers who go as far as buying other people's productions and calling them their own. Why are women always held to a higher standard?"

She added, "There’s such a huge amount of incredibly gifted female producers coming through right now. We need to uplift them and celebrate their arrival onto a playing field that is still hugely disproportionate. It’s better for everyone."

Annie Mac will release her debut novel Mother Mother will be released via Wildfire Books on 27 May 2021, and is available to pre-order now.
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