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Astounding results from Musicians' Union survey show almost half of UK musicians have experienced sexual harrassment

News: 24th October 2019 by Louise Dodgson under Artist Managers, Creative & Branding, Finance, Law & Music Business, Live, Media, Music Publishing, Music Training & Careers, Record Labels, Recording & Production, Selling & Distributing Your Music

New research gathered by Musicians' Union during a recent survey has unearthed some disturbing figures that indicate almost half of musicians have experienced sexual harrassment within the UK music industry. And sadly, 85% fear speaking out about their experiences, and with many musicians working on a freelance basis, they feel at greater risk and concerned about losing work and income.

Last year the Musicians' Union set up Safe Space, offering support and legal advice for musicians that have faced harrassment, discrimination or sexism within the industry. Find out more about Safe Space here.

The Musicians' Union have now launched a petition calling upon the government to strengthen the law in order to protect freelancers within the music industry - please sign via the link below...



Related Links

https://www.megaphone.org.uk/petitions/end-sexual-harassment-at-work-for-freelancers-too

https://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/Home/Advice/Your-Career/Sexual-Harassment-and-Discrimination

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/23/artists-quitting-music-business-abuse-and-sexism-says-musicians-union

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/sexual-harassment-music-industry-report-musicians-union-a9166436.html

https://news.sky.com/story/almost-half-of-uk-musicians-have-faced-sexual-harassment-in-the-industry-says-union-11842114


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