"We need to uplift them..."

Annie Mac has called out the unfair treatment of female producers in a powerful social media post.

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Right now, though, Annie Mac is concentrating on doing her bit to level out the playing field, hitting back at needless criticism of female producers.

She writes: "I find it so frustrating that it's always women who get accused of not making their own records, when I could count on one hand the men I have encountered who write, play, produce and mix all their own music."

"Starting out as a female producer is getting easier and easier which is amazing. But I still see and hear the snide comments about women needing help to make records. It is standard practise to work with people in music production!"

Annie Mac continues: "There are many male producers who go as far as buying other people's productions and calling them their own. Why are women always held to a higher standard?"

"There’s such a huge amount of incredibly gifted female producers coming through right now. We need to uplift them and celebrate their arrival onto a playing field that is still hugely disproportionate. It’s better for everyone."

As always, Annie Mac raises some fantastic points in here - indeed, Clash explored some of these at length in 2019.

Let's hope for better in 2021.

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