Sled Island and Byta Announce Next Three Tête-à-Têtes Sessions


The Sled Island Music & Arts Festival and Byta, the platform for sending digital audio files and streams, are proud to announce three more events in our series of free, online conversations about the changing landscape of music called Tête-à-Têtes. The series continues May 4th at noon MDT with Kicking Against It: Ageism & Women In The Music Industry.

If "rock & roll is a young man's game," then where exactly does that leave women over the age of 25? Compounding the myriad of issues relating to sexism in the music industry, there is an added layer of ageism that, to this day, applies wrongfully and exponentially more to women looking to progress their artistic or professional practices than it does to men. The unfair race against time creates very real barriers to women picking up instruments for the first time, experiencing the long-term success and credibility that they could otherwise rightfully earn, and moving into positions of authority within the overall industry to enact change. As a result, we are all, quite simply, missing out.