Music Industry Joint Statement of Recognition

Today, the music industry’s review of sexual harms, sexual harassment and systemic discrimination, Raising Their Voices, was released.

The report provides a blueprint for how we can act to make the music industry safer, more inclusive, more respectful and ultimately stronger. The report is based on solid evidence, drawing on a survey of almost 1,300 people and the stories of more than 300 people in the music industry who spoke or wrote directly to the review team. .

As leaders of Australia’s contemporary music industry, we accept the distressing conclusions of the review. We acknowledge the harm documented by the review and we apologize.

This review has been a vital process of listening and truth. We thank all participants for their courage to speak up, to courageously relive their experiences, and to engage in this critical report. We recognize the impact of these behaviors on the lives of victim-survivors in our industry.

Everyone has the right to work in an environment free from intimidation, sexual harassment, sexual assault and discrimination. As disturbing and confronting as the results are, the Australian music industry is committed to change and rebuilding trust. The music industry should – and will – foster safe, welcoming, respectful, creative and fun environments.

We have listened and heard your calls for change. We can and will continue to do better. We all can.

As leaders and members of the music community, we all have a responsibility to be an example of courageous leadership and do our best to stop bad and destructive behavior. We implore everyone in the music industry to continue to work with us to implement long-term, sustainable change for the better. We all have a personal and professional responsibility to make our culture the best it can be.

We are committed to working on the report’s recommendations, doing the necessary work and being accountable, to ensure that our industry is a safe, inclusive and respectful workplace. Our work has already begun, and it won’t stop until we have a safe culture for all.

Read the report here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Qg2DAOSpaEldET7MHgqv80nB5Rjfxsax/view

Signatories

[PIAS] Australia

albert

AMPAL (Australasian Music Publishers’ Association Ltd)

ARPA AMCOS

ARIA

Artists only

Association of Artist Managers

Australian Festival Association Inc.

Australian Association of Independent Record Companies

Australian Live Music Business Council

Catherine HaridyManagement

Central Station Records

Chugg Music Pty Ltd

CMC Rocks Pty Ltd

Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA)

electronic music conference

Eleven: a music company Pty Ltd

Border Tour

Future Classic Recordings Pty Ltd

GYROstream Pty Ltd

Inertia Pty Ltd

John Watson Management

nation live

Media Arts Lawyers Pty Ltd

Morph TV Productions Pty Ltd (t/a Morph Consulting Services)

mushroom group

Mushroom Edition

music law

NSW Music

NT Music

SA Music

Victoria Music

Nettwerk Music Group

Ourness Pty Ltd

PBS 106.7FM

Peninsula Hot Springs

CAPP

Queensland Music Network Incorporated

SECRET SOUND GROUP PTY LTD

Songlines Aboriginal Music Society

Sony Music Australia

support law

make it sweat pty ltd

TEG

The creative annex

The Australian Music Center

Think Hard Pty Ltd

Ticketek Pty Ltd

TMRW Music Group

Unified Music Group Pty Ltd

Universal Music Australia

Warner Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd

Warner Music Australia

Western Australia Music Industry Association Inc

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