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Entertainment Music Trio Haim Fired Agent After Being Paid 10 Times Less Than Male Artist

09:15  14 june  2018
09:15  14 june  2018 Source:   thewrap.com

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Haim fired its agent after being told that they were paid much less than a male artist who performed at the same festival. The trio is encouraging more female artists to work in the music industry and take on more technical roles. Danielle acknowledged the fact that there are a lot of women working in

Haim claim they sacked their agent after finding out they were paid 10 times less than a male artist performing at the same festival. The band say they initially "didn't think twice" about their pay , because they hoped playing the festival would help them get noticed.

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Haim, ahead of two sold-out shows at London's Alexandra Palace over the weekend, told U.K. magazine Grazia that the rock group fired its booking agent last year after discovering they were paid 10 times less than a male artist.

The sister trio, in the interview, discussed the struggles of fighting for recognition and equality in a sexist industry. Haim told the publication they were booked to play a festival last year where they were slotted one spot below a male artist who received 10 times more for playing the festival than they did.

The sisters didn't mention the name of the festival, but said they were told their fee was low because "you play the festival in the hope that you'd get played on the radio."

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HAIM played a part in their own way by taking a pointed stand against gender pay disparity. The sisterly trio fired their booking agent after learning they’d been paid only a fraction of what a male counterpart for the same festival appearance.

Sisterly rockers HAIM have revealed they have fired one of their booking agents after allegedly learning they’d been paid a tenth of what a male artist had been paid for the same festival appearance.

After that, they fired their agent.

Even still, the group can't be sure they won't face pay inequality again, middle sister Danielle said, considering how secretive pay can be.

That echoes a call to action that women and other minority groups in Hollywood and across the entertainment world have made with organizations such as the TimesUP initiative.

Alana Haim tole Grazia that people still come up to her and ask whether the group writes their own songs, or questions whether they actually play their instruments — they do.

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Haim claim they sacked their agent after finding out they were paid 10 times less than a male artist performing at the same festival. The band say they initially "didn't think twice" about their pay , because they hoped playing the festival would help them get noticed.

Haim have spoken out about their decision to sack one of their agents after they discovered that they’d been paid significantly less for a festival appearance than a male artist they shared the bill with. The California trio didn’t disclose which festival show they’d been underpaid for

"Unfortunately, being a woman, in the early stages a lot of people think you can't really play," Danielle Haim said. "We were conscious that some people might not take our music seriously."

The trio is currently on tour and had a date scheduled at Alexandra Palace. That show sold out within hours, according to Grazia, so they added another, and that one sold out too.

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