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The Women Who Are Ruling The Music Industry, Right Now
At a time when Ellie Goulding, Beyoncé and Rihanna are reigning over the charts, dominating festival bills and selling out venues the world-over, it feels good to be a woman in music right now. So, we've gone behind the scenes to meet the ladies who've bagged the best jobs backstage, from inside music magazines and record labels, to studio techs and bloggers.
Put simply, these girls rock.
From growing up in the centre of the music industry, to finding her feet around legends like Dave Grohl,Aislinn Fairbankshas climbed the ranks of one of music’s most successful family businesses. Now the CEO of a global A&R company, Fairbanks Endorsements, Aislinn works closely with a mind-blowing roster of acts including Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Arctic Monkeys and The 1975.
‘I always loved seeing how thankful bands and artists were for what [my father] did,’ she recalls. ‘I knew from a young age I would go on to work for the company.’ Telling us more about the ins and outs of her role, Aislinn explains: ‘I set up and manage band endorsements with music equipment manufacturers. This means negotiating the best possible deal for the band and getting them the gear they want to use. We are here to make the band’s life easier.’
The Studio Tech
Björk, The XX, Frightened Rabbit and Sigur Ros are just a few of the amazing artists to have put their records in the safe hands ofMandy Parnell. A mastering engineer and owner of the Black Saloon Studios, Mandy has 21 years of experience and numerous Grammy nominations to her name. ‘Mastering for music is the last artistic process before production and ultimately public consumption,’ she explains. ‘If it’s not right when it leaves us, it will never be right.’ As well as giving lectures and workshops across universities, Mandy notes her appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour as a definite ‘pinch me’ moment. Not to mention her involvement with industry committees such as the Music Producers Guild (MPG), Audio Engineering Society (AES) and, oh yeah, the Grammys.
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