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Haim fired agent over festival gender pay gap

By | Published on Wednesday 13 June 2018


Sister trio Haim have said that they fired a former agent after they learned that a male act had been paid significantly more than them for performing at the same festival.

“We had been told that our fee was very low because you played at the festival in the hope you’d get played on the radio”, Danielle Haim told Grazia. “We didn’t think twice about it, but we later found out that someone was getting paid ten times more than us. And because of that we fired our agent”.

“It’s scary out there and it’s fucked up”, added Alana Haim. “It’s fucked up not even to be paid half the same amount. But to be paid a tenth of that amount of money? It was insane”.

Currently on tour – and hopefully being paid handsomely – Haim will perform at Olympia in Dublin tonight, before two shows at Alexandra Palace in London on Friday and Saturday.