Sofar Sounds Manchester & Oxjam Music Festival
Who are you?
Lisa Murgatroyd, Leader of Sofar Sounds Manchester and Regional Coordinator for Oxjam in the North West and Yorkshire.
What ways do you think women in the music industry can support one another?
We need to collaborate and share our experiences, best practice and tips to help each other across all types of roles. I enjoy learning from my peers, both from successes and from failures! I would love to see more community networks and support across the industry.
What are your thoughts on the overall media representation of women in music?
There isn't enough representation in my humble opinion, and what is discussed can often be in very negative or polarising frames. The media should always be mindful about how they portray women in music, and not to fall into habits of stereotyping and feeding negative phrases to their audience which further entrenches opinions. As for represenation of women at music festivals, it's not good enough! There needs to be more effort to provide a platform to grass roots bands and develop them to festival standard.