Streaming Site Removes Female Musicians From Their Own Album Covers


Even though the sounds are the most essential element of a music album, an album is NOT just about the music. We must acknowledge the role of cover art, because the visuals have an important role in defining how we look at the album itself. However, Iranian streaming site Melovaz is not happy with how some albums look, and they were so worried that these album cover might be a “bad influence” on their listeners that they decided to censor them.

Sure, one would believe that these album covers feature some inappropriate scenes, and indeed they do! They feature women!


Melovaz actually went on to remove the women from their own album covers like they don’t even exist.

Lady Gaga – Joanne

Lana Del Rey – The Greatest

Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep

Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born

Lizzo, Dabab – Truth Hurts

Little Mix Ft. Nicki Minaj – Woman Like Me

Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water

Mxmtoon – The Masquerade

Ariana Grande – Thank U, Next

Taylor Swift – Lover

Katy Perry – Small Talk

Afro B – Aerowave 3

Billie Eilish, When I Was Older

Dua Lipa – Dua Lipa

Bruno Mars – Please Me Cover