SXSW Keynote: Shirley Manson & Lauren Mayberry with Puja Patel

Both natives of Scotland, Manson is the vocalist for Garbage, while Mayberry fronts CHVRCHES. After Manson broke out internationally during the ‘90s and reached a level of prominence that few of her fellow Scottish musicians had at the time, Mayberry counted Manson as an important role model and influence during her own burgeoning music career. During their joint Music Keynote, the two talked at length about the challenges of being the only female musicians in bands with men, as well as navigating and battling the sexist culture that has been all too pervasive in the music industry.

Shirley Manson

Lead Singer, Garbage.
Shirley Manson is best known as the lead vocalist of the critically-acclaimed alternative rock band Garbage and has been an active recording artist for more than 30 years.

Lauren Mayberry

Lauren Mayberry is a singer songwriter & front woman of the Scottish electronic pop band CHVRCHES. As an artist, Mayberry has continuously challenged stereotypes and been unafraid to speak out on the role and treatment of female artists in the music industry.

Puja Patel

Editor in Chief, Pitchfork Media

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