What exactly is the music industry’s problem with women in rock? And why do they insist on relegating female musicians into this mythical “female fronted” genre?
We joined Jenna and Sara from Name 3 Songs to talk about how women have been treated in rock music, the unfair standard they are held to, and the small changes that are happening from the ground up in the industry.
About Name 3 Songs
Name 3 Songs is a music commentary podcast created to challenge sexism in the music industry and empower fangirls. Each episode is a critical analysis on aspects of the music industry, including artists’ careers, the media’s contribution to controversy and sexism, and industry’s role in creating and upholding sexist archetypes.
Co-hosts Sara Feigin and Jenna Million have had conversations like these countless times with other women over the past decade, both as fans and professionals. In August 2020, they started Name 3 Songs to bring the conversation to a wider audience and inform and educate the next generation of music consumers and professionals.
The show’s name comes from the sexist idea that women are incapable of being music fans. This occurs when a man approaches a woman, often a young girl, wearing a band t-shirt and asks her to “name three songs” in order to prove she is in fact a real fan.