British singer-songwriter Laura Marling has launched a new series of podcasts to explore the experiences of women in the music industry. Reversal of the Muse seeks to uncover the challenges posed by a male-dominated music industry, and to dispel myths about female creativity. The first two episodes, released today, feature Haim and sound engineer Vanessa Parr.
“Reversal Of The Muse began as conversations between friends about female creativity," Marling explained to The FADER over email. “In reversing the muse, it became an experiment. As a small part of the global conversation about women in the arts, it became an obsession. It occurred to me that in 10 years of making records I had only come across two female engineers working in studios.
“Starting from my experience of being a woman I began to ask myself what difference it might have made had I had more women around, if any. I wanted to know why progress has been so slow in this area and what effect it would have on music.”
Visit the Reversal of the Muse website, and listen to episode one featuring Haim below.