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Report on Sexual Harassment in Music Industry

Updated: 16 May 2023 | 12:29 PM

In 2019, the Musicians' Union conducted a survey of its members to more accurately assess the factors that contribute to the sexual harassment problem in music industry. Almost 800 musicians reported their experiences to us, revealing that sexual harassment is an all too frequent occurrence for musicians at all levels of their careers.

Our detailed research exposes the barriers that musicians face when reporting their experiences and how harassment can limit or in some cases end the career of the survivor. The most shocking part of the research was how sexual harassment has become a normalised, almost expected, part of working as a musician.


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