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Brits 2019: we need female creativity for British music to stay relevant

It was bracing to have my comments about misogyny in music read out on stage by the 1975 – but the British industry needs actions, not words, if it is to let female talent flourish

The Brits moment most likely to dominate today’s tabloid coverage was Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s acceptance speech for best international group as the Carters. The fact that the high-powered couple sent a video message would have been news enough (they entirely ignored the recent Grammy awards). That they accepted the award standing before a portrait of Meghan Markle in traditional royal dress, mirroring the videos they made in the Louvre for their collaborative Everything Is Love album, was even more remarkable.

They made no reference to Markle or the painting in their brief speech, but it’s no stretch to interpret the display as a show of support for the Duchess of Sussex, who has faced increasingly hostile coverage from the tabloids, particularly in the later stages of her pregnancy.

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Source: The Guardian – Brits 2019: we need female creativity for British music to stay relevant

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