#GAReads | Grammys establish task force to address anti-women bias in music industry
The Grammys have announced plans to form an independent task force to address biases against women in the music industry. The move comes from the Recording Academy, which organises the awards, after female artists won in just 17 of 86 categories at the recent awards ceremony, and only one of the categories shown during the live television broadcast.
In response to the imbalance, Recording Academy president Neil Portnow said that women needed to “step up”. He was widely criticised for his remarks, and expressed his regret at failing to convey “the point I was trying to make”.