From the Guardian
Judith Weir is to be appointed Master of the Queen's Music. Weir, 60, will be the first woman ever appointed to this role, which has existed for nearly 400 years. The title may be archaic, the job's implied responsibilities establishmentarian, but given the struggles for recognition that have faced women composers over the centuries it is still a significant crack in a crystal ceiling.
Might like to talk to this young woman
28 million copies so far, double the number of the nearest artist, male or otherwise. She's also won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for co-writing Skyfall, the Ivor Novello award for Songwriter of the year in 2012 and had both her albums nominated for the Mercury Prize.
Oh, and the two biggest selling albums in the world of the 2000s were co-written by women (Norah Jones and Avril Lavigne).
Only artist to win 2 Mercury music prizes? PJ Harvey.
Might want to rethink that theory...