But these sorts of attitudes can start as soon as you buy an instrument, whether it's your first guitar or your fifth. In the short video "We Need Another Option," several Detroit musicians sound off on what it's like to be a woman in a music store.
"I went to buy myself a microKORG synthesizer and I took it up to the cashier, who was a young man, and rather than asking me what kind of music I planned to make with it, he asked me, 'Is this a gift for someone?'" says Caitlin Drinkard, of the Drinkard Sisters.
Also read: Amazon Go isn't coming to a corner near you