Seattle Office of Film + Music

August 30, 2010, 11:09 am
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Curious about what the world of writing about music is like for a woman these days? As part of their ongoing look into what it’s like to be a contemporary female musician, NPR sat down with nine prominent female music writers to discuss what inspires them, what unique challenges they face and how their femininity has shaped their careers. Observes one writer, “There may… be a nervousness about being pigeonholed as ‘a woman musician’ who talks to a woman journalist, as opposed to being ‘just a musician’ speaking to ‘just a journalist’ who is a guy.” Writers another, “Not being taken seriously can be useful, though, as a reporter — I’m occasionally shocked by what people will say into a tape recorder.” To read the full article, follow the link above.

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