March 18, 2019 / 12:51 PM

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Haim Fires Agent For Being Paid Less Than A Male Artist For Same Festival



Haim decides to fire their agent after learning about pay disparity with a male artist. Haim and the unnamed musician both performed at the same festival.

Alana Haim, one of the members of the trio, said that she and her sisters did not second guess their decision to perform at the festival because they knew it would help them gain attention.

Haim is currently in the UK for their ongoing "Sister Sister Sister" world tour. The trio is scheduled to perform in Dublin on June 13.

Haim Shares Their Story

However, Alana, Este, and Danielle were later informed that a male artist performing at the same festival received 10 times more of their pay. Alana said that this encouraged her and her siblings to stand up for themselves.

"It's scary out there and [messed] up not even to be paid half the same amount. But to be paid a tenth of that amount of money? It was insane," said Alana.

Danielle revealed that their agent told them that their pay was much lower because they agreed to play at the festival merely for exposure and so, their songs will be played on the radio. Despite the explanation, Haim decided to fire the agent and move forward.

The trio is encouraging more female artists to work in the music industry and take on more technical roles. Danielle acknowledged the fact that there are a lot of women working in the studio at the moment. However, only a few consider working as engineers and studio technicians.

Haim's Albums, Songs

Haim is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles. Este is the group's vocalist and bass guitarist, while Danielle and Alana serve as the band's vocalist and guitarist, and guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist respectively.

So far, Haim has already released five albums, namely Days Are Gone, Something to Tell You, Le Rossignol Du Maroc, Forever EP, and iTunes Festival: London 2012.

Some of Haim's songs are "Want You Back," "The Wire," "Right Now," "Little of Your Love," "If I Could Change Your Mind," "Forever," "Don't Save Me," "Falling," "My Song 5," "Nothing's Wrong," "Night So Long," "Honey & I," "Ready For You," "That Don't Impress Me Much," "Running If You Call My Name," "Strong Enough," "Go Slow," "Walking Away," "Found It In Silence," "Bad Liar," "Kept Me Crying," "You Never Knew," "Send Me Down," "Let Me Go," "Bite Down," "Better Off," and more.

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