Business News Industry People launches music industry bias and harassment research study

By | Published on Friday 27 September 2019 has teamed up with the anonymous bias and harassment reporting platform InChorus to research incidents of that nature within the music industry. Key findings will be presented at the MeetSSS conference being organised by in Portugal next month.

Anyone across the global music industry is invited to log incidents of bias and harassment that they have experienced, either past or present. The anonymous data will then be aggregated to show where the biggest issues lie.

“Our hope is that the data this survey uncovers will encourage people in the industry to stop ignoring the inappropriate behaviour taking place every day”, says founder Andreea Magdalina. “We want those in power to take a pro-active approach on how they manage their culture, and we need some brave companies to step forward and be the first to take that active stance”.

InChorus CEO Rosie Turner adds: “We’ve witnessed the progress other industries have made towards calling out and preventing inappropriate behaviour. We want to see this happening within the music industry too. We hope that this survey empowers individuals to share their experiences safely. We have to start understanding the problem in more detail: for the music industry to move forward we believe it’s data like this that has the power to drive meaningful change”.

Marking five years since first launched, MeetSSS is a female-first music conference (open to all genders) offering music industry discussion from a female perspective. It takes place in Portimão, Portugal from 3-6 Oct. More info here.

For more information on the research project and how to report incidents of bias and harassment, click here.