Following the landmark headline set at Glastonbury Festival 2019, Heloise Letissier of Christine and the Queens has called for women to be given “technical jobs” in music.
Glastonbury proudly celebrated an increase of female musicians on their lineup with 42% of the bill being held by women, the best equality margin the event has boasted in its history.
While the equality of female representation in the music industry has improved significantly in recent years, Letissier has urged women to continue this momentum by moving into more technical roles within the industry.
“The pop landscape is filled with different representations of femininity, which I appreciate. You have Solange, Billie Eilish, Beyoncé,” Letissier told BBC Music after her performance. “You have many different ways to be a woman in the industry, and I think that’s really cool,” she added.
She continued: “I think the next step to take it even further would be to have more women having really technical jobs, like female sound engineers, female producers. That’s the next step to reach at some point.”
“When we see where we’re reaching with equality, we look back and see how we were lacking it before. It’s really interesting that, the more we’re moving forward, the more we’re actually like, ‘Well…’ It makes us realise how much we still have to do and that it’s not a reflex yet, it’s not natural yet.”