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WAM proudly supports national Music Industry Review announced today

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WAM is proud to stand alongside APRA AMCOSARIAPPCAAustralia Council, and Support Act, in support of the announced national Music Industry Review on sexual harm, sexual harassment, and systemic discrimination in the contemporary Australian music industry.

The industry-wide review, auspiced by Support Act, will span 6 months and cover all sectors and professions in the national contemporary music industry. The comprehensive consultation process will culminate in delivery of a final report in June 2022 identifying key issues and themes, and sustainable recommendations for the industry. The Review is the first of its kind in Australian music, and will be the first time the lived experiences of our people are front and centre of a cultural change process.

WAM is committed to supporting the development of a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive community, and is invested in achieving a cultural shift that will enable all members within the music community to thrive. The Music Industry Review sees the establishment of an industry-wide program of cultural change, enabling a united front and collective action across professional and state borders. WAM are proud to support the invaluable work and outcomes of the review, as we continue to evolve our Safety in Music initiatives to meet the needs of the sector in navigating this complex space.

The first stage of the review will commence in February 2022 with a series of focus groups, one-on-one interviews, an on-line survey, and a confidential online written submission process.

To learn more about the Music Industry Review stay up to date on progress or get involved, you can subscribe to their newsletter or visit their website HERE.

MUSIC INDUSTRY REVIEW
A national review of sexual harm, sexual harassment and systemic discrimination in the contemporary Australian music industry and recommendations for reform.

The Review:

Consultants Alexandra (Alex) Shehadie and Sam Turner have been engaged to undertake a national Music Industry Review on sexual harm, sexual harassment and systemic discrimination in the contemporary Australian music industry. They will undertake a comprehensive consultation process after which time they will provide a report on their findings and recommendations. The recommendations will be designed to ensure the music industry has a safe, respectful and inclusive culture. The work will span 6 months and involve consultation through focus groups, one-on-one interviews, confidential written submissions and an online survey.

The Objective

The aim of the Music Industry Review is to hear the stories and experiences of a range of music professionals from the contemporary music industry to inform a deep understanding of the current culture in the industry and those areas requiring reform. The final report will identify the key issues and outline a pathway for positive and sustainable change through a series of high impact recommendations and actions for the industry to implement.

Scope

The Review will be an open invitation to those who work in the music industry to share their experiences of working in that industry. It will include participants from the live and recorded industries, labels and publishers, artists and artist managers, agents, festival and event production staff and others who work in the industry.

The Review will not investigate any individual incident but will be a broad cultural review. It will be an opportunity for people to share their stories, have their voices heard, and propose ideas on how the industry can be a safer, more inclusive and respectful workplace. The consultation process will also seek to elevate the voices of the most vulnerable or at risk in the industry ensuring that their lived experience will inform any reforms required to strengthen the culture of workplaces across the industry.

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