Women in the Music Industry

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Before Christmas I headed over to the O2 Academy in Shepherds Bush for a talk on women in the music industry. The ones that are behind the scene and organising the shows, managing the venue, sorting out social media and make sure everything runs smoothly. As a 2000-capacity venue, they host on average 190 shows per year, with some 250,000 people attending events. It’s a hot spot for gigs in the city with a variety of artists. We spoke to a bunch of key players who work at the building to find out more.

As any shameless music junkie would know I’m always interested in the behind the scenes stuff. We chatted some peoples demands on riders, dressing rooms in silk and actually laying down carpet in the dressing rooms. The weirdest one was on person requesting Dwarves, although we all had a feeling it might have been put there to make sure that the rider was actually read! You always hear about all these crazy demands from rockstars but on the whole they are normally pretty tame!

We talked about the pro’s and cons of e-tickets and how more and more actual paper tickets are going out of fashion. Although it might seem very 21st century to have e-tickets on a smart phone they all come with their own sets of problems. I personally love having the memento of a ticket after a gig so always request actual printed ones!

Apparently the Janoskians are one of the rowdiest shows they’ve hosted with people queueing up days before the show even started. They had to hire a bunch of new security just for one gig!
Working your way up within the music industry was something that was stressed over and over. With a lot of the women starting from the bottom, interning their way up and then establishing themselves as key players within the industry. The music industry is such a sought after industry to be in but can be one of the most rewarding and engaging things to be involved in.

O2 customers can get access to gig tickets up to 48 hours before general release by texting ‘Priority’ to 2020. Plus an extra perk are the fab O2 Angels. Available at all O2 venues O2 Angels will help you jump queues, visit exclusive bars within the venues and have all your needs tended to.You can also check out O2 Academy TV here for exclusive content.

32 comments

  1. What an amazing opportunity! I love finding out what happens behind the scenes of everyday things, I was able to go to Sky HQ in Summer and it was soooo interesting!

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  4. This sounds like such an interesting talk! I'm going to be one of those people working from the bottom soon... Wish me luck :)
    Megan x
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  5. sounds really, really interesting, a great read ! x

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  8. I'd love to see some of the requests that bands put in, they must make for a pretty interesting read! x

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  11. Ooh I do love it when bloggers incorporate music into their posts, it's nice for someone to address the behind the scenes aspects too which not many people see! The new blog layout is lovely also! x x

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  12. This sounds like such an amazing oppurtunity, I'm so interested in the behind the scenes stuff!
    Jodie // La Lune Song

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  14. I've been with O2 for years now and have never taken advantage of their pre release tickets! I love the new blog layout, it looks awesome!

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  15. Instantly clicked on this post when I saw this title!

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  16. That's such a cool event to attend, I didn't realise they did stuff like that! I'm sure you really got a lot out of it x

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  17. So cool! Sounds like such a fun experience! xx

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  18. A great was for music lovers like yourself to discover more about the industry - O2 have really stepped up their music work in the past few years

    Lauren x
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  19. Sounds like a super interesting talk! Also, where is that sequined cardigan from?? Does anyone know?

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  20. What a fantastic opportunity! Would be interesting to hear more about the women in the music industry that you mentioned in your blog title :)

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  21. As a woman who worked in the music industry for many years, I cannot stress enough how much work there is for little financial return. I have been very lucky, and got to do many amazing things in my career so far, but it's mostly the hard work, living off beans on toast for a while and the passion for music that got me there.

    As a side note, I have been the only girl in some of my jobs, but that hasn't deterred me! Great post!

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