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Jameela Jamil and James Blake praise Taylor Swift for her speech that called out double standards in the music industry

James Blake and Jameela Jamil spoke with Billboard on the red carpet at the 2020 Grammy Awards and discussed the changes they would like to see in the music industry
by Abhivyakti Seshanand | January 28, 2020 10:33 IST
Jameela Jamil and James Blake praise Taylor Swift for her speech that called out double standards in the music industry

After Taylor Swift received the Woman of the Decade award at the Billboard’s Women in Music event last month, she gave an empowering speech along with it. James Blake had tweeted regarding the significance of Taylor’s speech. When asked which changes he still hopes to see in the music industry, he said that he would like to see more women in studios.

 
“I hope to see more female engineers. I hope to see more female producers coming up. Just generally studio life is an incredibly male environment, traditionally, and I've noticed that being in the industry…I mean, it's happening very, very slowly, but it is super slow,” he said.
 
Jamil added that there are “ridiculous double standards” for men and women in this industry, and that she admired Taylor Swift for addressing the issue.
 
“I think that it's really great that she spoke out and called these double standards out, which she's done continuously over the last couple of years. I think we both are in support of any woman who speaks out about injustice in this industry or anywhere in the world, really,” Jameela said.


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