Haim Recall Firing Booking Agent Over Gender Pay Disparity

HAIM Sack Agent After Being Paid 10 Times Less Than A Male Festival Act

When they later found out they were being paid only a fraction of what male performers were making at the same festival, they had to fight back. However, after learning they were being paid a mere fraction of what a male counterpart was being paid, the group chose to take a stand.

HAIM did not name the festival they had been booked for - or when the incident occurred - but as it stands, the trio are now out on their "Sister Sister Tour", which included a rather highly-billed performance at Coachella back in April.

Danielle Haim emphasized that when the band first learned what their wages would be, they thought nothing of it, hoping the festival would gain them exposure.

"But it's scary out there and it's fucked up". But they were paid 10 times less, which prompted them to fire their agent over the discrepancy. But to be paid a tenth of that amount of money?

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But when are the 10 biggest fixtures of the season taking place? It is a similar story for neighbours United, who begin at home to Leicester.

As the band explained in a recent interview with Grazia (via NME), they were encouraged to play at an unnamed festival for a low fee under the expectation that their performance would lead to subsequent radio play.

Sisters Danielle, Alana and Este Haim agreed to the negotiated amount. As Danielle explained, many financial details are kept secret, which means that it's hard to know when you're being cheated. In addition to fearing people wouldn't believe they play their own instruments and write their own songs, the sisters said they've faced their fair share of equal pay issues.

The sisters of HAIM join a growing list of women in Hollywood, including Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, and Bryce Dallas Howard, who have spoken out against the entertainment industry's sexism and pay disparity.

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