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The Musician: The Numbers Game

The Musician Summer 2015 explores the causes and consequences of ageism across all the ages and genres and investigates savvy strategies to battle discrimination.

When Madonna fell off the stage at the Brit Awards earlier this year, insult was added to injury when she received a torrent of ageist abuse on social media.

The 57-year-old singer also claimed Radio 1's refusal to play her new single was “discriminatory and unfair”.

In the pop genre, where image is everything, youth can win over musical talent and older performers, such as Annie Lennox, rely on re-working classic tracks in order to maintain their presence.

For young performers, being asked to pay-to-play is a common scenario as disreputable promoters take advantage of young musicians' lack of experience and confidence.

The Musician Summer 2015 explores the causes and consequences of ageism across all the ages and genres and investigates savvy strategies to battle discrimination.


Published: 05/06/2015

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