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Haim Sisters Discuss Being Women in the Music Industry

Haim Sisters Discuss Being Women in the Music Industry

The three Haim sisters pose for a Polaroid photo featured on the cover of Teen Vogue‘s special Music Issue.

Here is what the musicians had to share with the mag:

Danielle on the perception of funny female musicians: “If they’re funny, it doesn’t mean they don’t take their music seriously. That was another thing that we’ve encountered, too. It’s like, people aren’t going to take your music seriously if you’re funny. They’re not going to really think you play your instruments.”

Este on the reality for women in the music industry: “We go into recording studios and we’ll encounter literally no women other than us in the studio. It’s laughable… I just feel like people that own studios need to be more aware that it’s important to be inclusive.”

Este on experiencing harassment as a woman within the music industry: “I had an experience when we were first getting signed, and we were doing showcases for labels. After the performance, I was just talking to an A&R, just a normal conversation. Out of nowhere really, he just looks at me and goes, ‘So tell me the truth, do you make the same faces on stage that you make in bed?’ It almost felt like I was immobilized. It’s like I lost my voice almost instantly, is what it felt like. I felt cold and super alone. And my sisters weren’t around to save me either. I think he knew that I was just kind of by myself. And that I didn’t have the usual wolf pack that I have with me. And I just kind of laughed it off. And then just kind of tried to walk away. I still have a really hard time talking about it, as you can tell. I feel like I’m stuttering. But it was really scary.”

For more from Haim, visit TeenVogue.com.

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Photos: Campbell Addy for Teen Vogue
Posted to: Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim, Haim, Magazine

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