I am Kate, and I am from the band KATE BOY.
What changes have you seen in the music industry in regards to women?
I am seeing more and more female producers and DJs on the scene, which is incredible! Artists like Planningtorock, she is really blurring the lines of gender and is a fantastic example of a woman who does it all and steers the wheel when it comes to making her music. Especially in the last year, I've met more female engineers and producers than ever before in my life, I think it's really catching on.
Is there anything you would still like to change?
I would still like to see less sexualization of women in the music industry. It makes me sad when I see an artist who has extreme influential power, like Beyonce for example, standing practically naked on stage while Jay Z is dressed head to toe in a suit by her side. There is a huge inequality there, and a confusing message of power, and I just can't see the reason why she needs to be dressed that way. And I don't mean women need to stop showing their bodies, I would love us to remove the “lingerie model” stereotypes of what is sexy and how a woman's body should be. I want women and men to redefine what is sexy.