Members may have seen the recent BBC Three documentary ‘Music’s Dirty Secrets: Women Fight Back’, which looked at some survivor case studies and highlighted some statistics from the MU's Sexual Harassment Report. The documentary is still available to view on BBC iPlayer.
The Producer of this documentary, Tamanna Rahman, is currently working on a follow up film which aims to delve even deeper in the industry. Tamanna says:
"I’m keen to speak to individuals who feel they have been prevented from speaking out about their experience of sexual harassment or assault. All conversations will be kept confidential unless you agree otherwise.”
Tamanna can be reached directly on firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can contact the MU via Safe Space at safespace@theMU.org
The MU is continuing its campaign to prevent and tackle instances of sexism, sexual harassment and abuse in the music industry. Our SafeSpace remains open for reports which help us to assess the extent of the problem and how it can be addressed in every kind of workplace, across all genres and sectors of music and music education.
It is important we keep the conversation going and we will continue to work with employers and engagers of our members to make workplaces safer. We will also be lobbying to improve legal protection for freelancers.