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Urban XX: Finding Opportunities for Female Artists in an Underrepresented Scene

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

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This article originally appeared in the July/August 2015 issue of Canadian Musician

By Justin Reid

Not since the late ‘90s, when five “spicy” exports from Britain championed the phrase, has the term “Girl Power” meant more than it does right now in mainstream music.

Artists such as Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and Beyoncé rule over the pop world with an iron fist while traditionally male-dominated genres like hip-hop have seen artists including Nicki Minaj and Australia’s Iggy Azalea explode in popularity, often selling disproportionately more records and singles than their male peers.


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