As many of my long-time readers know, I adamantly support and try to promote the amazing women in the music industry. In fact, I’ve even written articles talking about some of the very talented women rocking the music world as we speak. You can read those articles Here and Also Here.
Today is International Women’s Day, and instead of sounding like a broken record and just talking about the same thing in the aforementioned articles, I wanted to take a moment to remember some of the women who really paved the way for modern day female musicians, as well as inspired artists throughout the years.
From stereotype shattering performers like Sister Rosetta Tharpe to punk icons like Poly Styrene(of whom I talked about in my most recent post) and Debbie Harry, to pop icons like Selena, women have been rocking our faces off from day one.
Because of their amazing perseverance and refusal to just sit idly by, we got acts like The Runaways who changed the way women were perceived in the industry, and inspired generations to follow.
So I just want to encourage my readers to take a moment and really reflect on the work of these amazing women, and hopefully inspire a new sense of appreciation for their efforts. Open up your preferred music streaming app and listen to some Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton, Siousxie & The Banshee, The Pretenders, The Carpenters, The Breeders, The Selecter, Lorde, St. Vincent, and so many other fantastic women in music.
Happy International Women’s Day!