Reading with interest, but I am a little baffled, as a white male fast approaching 50 years old (does this make me CIS - I admit I don’t fully understand the term and it kinda feels like an insult if I am honest) who has been making music in one form or another for over 30 years, I don’t have any accolades to speak of, feel pretty much totally undervalued as a musician, have never proved myself, and can only really point to a small number of folk on the whole internet who seem to appreciate what I do. Okay I have never particularly tried to become recognised (whatever that means) but regardless here I am, at the bottom of the musician pile in admiration of amazing folk (of any gender) who have apparently ‘made it’. I enjoy what I do and that’s enough for me.
Maybe I am just stupid, I mean I did think Sigur Ros (one of my favourite bands ever) had a female lead singer for far too long because I simply listened to the music and never actually watched anything so the true gender was completely lost on me. It wasn’t until I saw Heima that I realised my ‘mistake’.
I never ever attribute gender to posters here or anywhere else, unless they specifically draw attention to it. It just never occurs to me to do so.
I’m not sure what I am trying to say here other than I am sorry that some folk feel music is gender biased and I totally agree it shouldn’t be.