Lefuturewave is a music blog based in the Netherlands. We feature emerging as well as established artists.
The all-knowing industry bro’s have a number of double standards that they employ in order to maintain their power and control over the industry. One of the most damaging is their insistence on privileging certain voices over others. This leads to a lack of diversity and creativity, both in the artists that are popularized and the genres of music that are favored. In addition, the all-knowing industry bro’s perpetuate the notion that to be successful in the music industry, you’ve to be male. This limits opportunities for aspiring artists from underrepresented communities and keeps the industry in a state of stagnation.
LACES’ new single Thirsty (feat. Molly Miller) takes aim at the music industry, calling out the bigwigs for their greed and craving for authority. She sings sings about the all-too-common phenomenon of the man who’s simultaneously better than you but also blames you for all his shortcomings in the face of your success.
There are a few steps that can be taken to make the music industry more inclusive for everyone. The first step is to increase the number of women in leadership roles. As it stands, only a small percentage of executives and managers in the music industry are women. This needs to change if we want to see more equitable representation across all genres of music. Secondly, we need to do a better job of promoting and celebrating female artists and creators. There are countless talented women who are undervalued and under-recognized. Finally, we need to create a climate of safety within the music industry. It’s essential that everyone feels welcome and valued, regardless of their gender identity.