Australian music market under evaluation for ‘sexual damage, unwanted sexual advances and systemic discrimination’

The Australian music market is going through a six-month evaluation by 2 experts checking out occurrences of “sexual damage, unwanted sexual advances and systemic discrimination”.


The National Music Industry Review is being led by 2 specialists, Alexandra Shehadie and Sam Turner, who will begin the preliminary phases of the examination this month, and strategy to finish their operate in June 2022.

Recommendations will then be made to business in the Australian market, created to “make sure [the] music market has a safe, considerate and inclusive culture”.

The specialists state they will be acquiring details from a series of people from throughout record labels, publishers, artists, artist supervisors, representatives, celebration and production personnel, and others.

They include that the Review “will not examine any private event however will be a broad cultural evaluation [and] will be a chance for individuals to share their stories, have their voices heard, and propose concepts on how the market can be a more secure, more inclusive and considerate office”.

The last report will not call people nor supposed wrongdoers.

” The goal is to hear the stories and experiences of music specialists from all corners of the modern music market to notify a deep understanding of the concerns at play, and advise locations for reform,” states an FAQ file. “The report will share de-identified stories, with the authorization of the individual included.”

The National Music Industry Review will be consisted of: (i) A nationwide study; (ii) A personal online composed submissions procedure; (iii) Focus groups throughout a variety of locations and demographics; (iv) Confidential individually interviews.

” Warner Music Group [1,898 articles]” > Warner Music invites this chance to engage with the larger market to share what we’ve been doing, to gain from others, and to continue to grow to produce an environment where all of us feel safe, heard and appreciated.”

Dan Rosen, Warner Music Australia

Its arrival has actually been invited by Dan Rosen, President of Warner Music Australasia, who stated: “There has actually never ever been a more crucial time to identify that the duty falls on each people to develop and be favorable individuals in the modification that our market requires.

” Warner Music invites this chance to engage with the larger market to share what we’ve been doing, to gain from others, and to continue to grow to develop an environment where all of us feel safe, heard and appreciated.”

Hannah Pehi, Warner Music Australasia’s Head of People and Culture, included: “An essential action in resetting our market as a whole is to comprehend all the elements that have actually led us to where we are today. We invite the chance to support modification and will do all we can to assist form a much better future for the Australian music market.”

” Universal Music Group [2,501 articles]” > Universal Music Australia is dedicated to attaining this long lasting modification and totally supports this effort as one part of that effort.”

George Ash, Universal Music Australia

George Ash, President, Universal Music Asia Pacific, stated of the Review: “Everyone should have a workplace that is considerate, safe, inclusive and fair. This independent and transparent across the country evaluation is an essential action towards attaining that objective– not just in music however likewise as an example for development throughout wider society.

” Universal Music Australia is devoted to accomplishing this enduring modification and completely supports this effort as one part of that effort.”

In January, Warner Music fired senior A&R executive Scott Maclachlan following an internal examination into supposed unwanted sexual advances.

Another senior executive in the Oz company, Tony Glover, was fired by Sony Music Entertainment [1,091 articles]” > Sony Music in April following an independent examination connected to claims of unwanted sexual advances and bullying. Glover at first rejected these claims.

In June, Sony Music Australia parted methods with its veteran CEO and Chairman, Denis Handlin [26 articles]” > Denis Handlin, who has actually been implicated by several staff members of promoting a harmful office culture, and of work environment bullying. Handlin has actually not been implicated of any unwanted sexual advances or attack.

In July, Universal Music Australia’s President, George Ash, notified his business that UMG was releasing its own independent examination into workplace culture following anonymised accusations of impropriety at the company.

” As the leader of this business I take complete duty for producing a considerate work environment culture for everybody,” Ash composed in an e-mail to personnel.

” With regard to my own behaviour, it is especially unpleasant to understand now that what I meant as jokes were inappropriate remarks that made a few of you uneasy.”

And previously this month, Mushroom Group [24 articles]” > Mushroom Group revealed it was parting methods with live organization Harbour Agency, after an examination was introduced into the latter company connected to claims from previous Harbour Agency personnel on previous management habits and work environment culture.

The Music Industry Review is being supported by 2 Australian gathering societies– APRA AMCOS and PPCA– in addition to record market trade group ARIA, and music market charity Support Act. Music Business Worldwide

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