HAIM are not going to settle for being paid less than their male counterparts.
In an interview with Grazia, the band revealed that they once fired their booking agent after learning about the extreme gender pay disparity at a music festival they played, according to NME.
They explained that they had accepted a low fee after being sold on the festival as a promotional opportunity.
“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 said. “We didn’t think twice about it, but we later found out that someone was getting paid 10 times more than us. And because of that, we fired our agent.”
Alana Haim said that it was their strong relationship that allowed them to act so decisively in firing the agent who booked the gig.
“That’s why I love my sisters so much,” she said. “I trust them with my f***ing life. We’re all in this together.
“But it’s scary out there and it’s f***ed up. It’s f***ed up not even to be paid half the same amount. But to be paid a tenth of that amount of money? It was insane.”