Is it a male female thing? Or just sleaze bag music industry types finding talent and then signing them to crap contracts? Maybe it’s both. But this is nothing new. The industry types make all the money and the artists get a slice.
I remember when Prince was the artist formerly know as Prince and then a symbol, all to try and get out of a contract that was screwing him.
I guess my point is, if your an artist and you don’t have a serious attorney on your side it’s going to cost you, male or female. Don’t sign the contract just to be signed.