#1
I have always noticed the lack of female musicians in bands. On my ipod, there is only one female voiced band, and that is sonic youth, which has a male voice half of the time. The only females I notice in the music industry are in pop music and R&B. I'm not saying that there are NO females in rock, just very few.

Do you think that females are doomed in the rock industry? If yes, why?
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#2
I wouldn't say doomed, but success isn't usually as common with women.

Still some amazing bands out there with women.
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#4
NO some females bands are great

The Pipettes,Heart and that chick from Paramore even though I hate Paramoe.
#5
Do you guys think that it is also due to male listeners thinking they might be seen as 'sissys' or equivalent if they listen to music by females?
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#6
it has nothing to do with being doomed to fail, there are just way less women playing rock music.
#7
female?

*looks up in dictionary*

i thought it was proven that they were a myth?


a lot fewer women pursue a path in rock so there are going to be a lot fewer who make it...

it works out proportionally
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#9
Far more guys than girls play guitar/bass/drums. Personally i don't like many female voices in rock, thats just me though.

In some cases it helps. Would paramore seriously be as big as they are now if hayley williams was a complete minger?
#10
I have a few with female singers

Rilo Kiley
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Pixies
Evanescence

But it seems to be the exception, not the rule.
#11
Well I don't mind female members in bands, just look at Bolt Thrower or Arch Enemy. Now being black in metal is a different story...
#12
I agree to an extent...

I think Alanis Morrisette would've been even more popular if she were a guy.
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#13
I don't know about in the rock industry, but I don't believe I have any female rock singers on my iPod. It's just a preference. They often lack the intensity and spirit of rock. And even if they have that I just don't care for female singers.
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Do you guys think that it is also due to male listeners thinking they might be seen as 'sissys' or equivalent if they listen to music by females?

Anybody who thinks that is an idiot
#15
eyes set to kill mix up female and male vocals really well in my opinion!

i think its quite hard sometimes to find females with the voices ur looking for

example:my friends and i from college tried to get a band going, everyone had fairly heavy influences based around hardcore and metal, but we had a female singer with a paramorey vibe to it

needless to say trying to fit that voice in with a band basically playing killswitch stylee was almost impossible!
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#16
Alot of people try to deny it but it's completely true. Females have the short end of the stick on everything in the music industry. This doesn't just go for musicians, it also applies to producers, audio engineers, etc.
#17
i hope not. chick guitarists are hot as ****
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#18
I think the fact that a lot of the time, they are seen as sex symbols, which stops people from taking their music seriously, might be a factor in it.
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#19
in some cases, yes, because a lot of times all girl bands and some female fronted bands (i.e. Amy Lee of Evanescence) create too much drama to actually make decent music.
i'm the only girl in my seminonbutstillkindofnotreallyexistant band. reason being my friends needed a rhythm guitar player. but i've noticed, like, guys create so much less drama. our biggest issue was who was gonna do the solo for our performance in a school show.
#21
Obviously... I've no idea why, though. Female music might appeal to females, I suppose. I've yet to find a single female artist I like at all.
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in some cases, yes, because a lot of times all girl bands and some female fronted bands (i.e. Amy Lee of Evanescence) create too much drama to actually make decent music.
i'm the only girl in my seminonbutstillkindofnotreallyexistant band. reason being my friends needed a rhythm guitar player. but i've noticed, like, guys create so much less drama. our biggest issue was who was gonna do the solo for our performance in a school show.

Correction:

Small bands create much less drama
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Correction:

Small bands create much less drama

point taken