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News March 7, 2017

Girls to the front: triple j and double j are only playing songs by women today

Nathan Jolly
Girls to the front: triple j and double j are only playing songs by women today

Triple J will be celebrating International Women’s Day today by only playing songs by women across all three of their stations: triple j, double j, and NOVA969 (just kidding; the other one is, of course, triple j Unearthed).

In addition the stations will feature only their female hosts: Veronica Milsom and Alex Lee on Breakfast, Zan Rowe on Mornings, Gen Fricker at Lunch, Coda Conduct on Drive, Sarah McVeigh hosting Hack, Linda Marigliano on Good Nights, Bridget Hustwaite on Home and Hosed, and Pagan frontwoman Nikki Bruman on Short.Fast.Loud.

And that’s just the triple j presenters. Check out portions of the media release sent out by the station below, for more programming specifics.

triple j’s Hack, has crunched the numbers again on the representation of women in the Australian music industry. They’ve explored the gender splits between artists in the charts, on festival line-ups, award nominations, sitting on boards, running indie labels and of course getting paid. Find out the answers in these handy infographics.
triple j Unearthed is featuring ‘Seven Important New Voices in Australian Music’, including interviews with Boat Show, Glitoris, The Football Club, Le Pie, Miss Blanks, Moaning Lisa and Pagan, sharing stories about how they’re challenging the music industry and initiating change. triple j Unearthed will of course also be bringing you the best independent music made by women from all around the nation, with Unearthed fave Maggie Collins hosting Tops at 5.30pm.
And on Double J, Myf Warhurst will be joined by all female guests including All Our Exes Live in Texas and a spotlight on the Desert Divas project. At 2pm, Karen Leng will be interviewing musician, mentor and label boss Jen Cloher. Sarah Howells will be presenting a WOMAdelaide special edition of Fat Planet and across the day you will hear song selections from inspiring female artists, including Kathleen Hannah, Mia Dyson, Kasey Chambers, Laura Marling, Holly Throsby, The Clouds and Katy Steele.
Heaps of your favourite artists will be getting in on the action too. Talking about their favourite female artists you’ll hear from Airling, Ali Barter, Amy Shark, Camp Cope, Elliphant, Georgia, Gordi, Hayley Mary from The Jezabels, Jack River, Julia Stone, Kučka, Lady Leshurr, Ngaiire, Sampa The Great and Sløtface.

This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.


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