LILY ALLEN is encouraging more women to get into the music industry.
The Smile hitmaker made an appearance at the Girls I Rate Panel in London on Saturday (06May17), where she gave advice to young women and listened to demo tapes.
“There are more girls getting involved in songwriting and production and it’s brilliant. Things are happening,” she told the BBC. “As long as I honed my craft and made sure I was being as honest and truthful as possible (I could find success).”
The event was founded by Carla Marie Williams, who co-wrote Beyonce’s song Freedom, and showcased the songwriting talents of 100 young women looking to break into the music industry.
In a statement, Carla shared that she is determined to help more women reach their goals.
“My mission is to engage with as many young females as possible, to break down stereotypes and assumptions in the creative industry and help give young women opportunities by pushing for more equality and diversity within the creative industry,” she explained. “I also want to empower young females to believe anything is possible.”
Lily, 32, is currently gearing up for the release of her next album, due out later this year (17).
The mother-of-two recently revealed her music has taken on a much more personal tone, as she’s been concentrating on the issues in her private life.
“Weirdly, this album is quite insular,” she told the News Roast podcast in March (17). “Mainly it’s to do with me and my relationship with my children, the breakdown of my marriage, substance abuse etc.”