APRA AMCOS responds to Four Corners report on Sony Music
Last night’s program was distressing and disheartening viewing. APRA AMCOS wants to be part of a music industry that upholds a high level of professional respect, conduct and integrity, and does not condone any form of discrimination, harassment or bullying. We recognise and accept there’s still much work to do in this space.
APRA AMCOS recently committed to an Equity Action Plan that follows on from our firm belief that broad representation is the key to a safer and more inclusive and respectful music industry. This work has never been more urgent or necessary. Bullying and sexual harassment in the music industry is not inevitable, it is not acceptable. It is preventable and APRA AMCOS is committed to working with our industry so that we can collectively bring about this shift in culture.
We are currently undertaking a review of our Sexual Harassment & Harm Prevention Framework to ensure all parties involved with APRA AMCOS - including award recipients - respect others, act lawfully, safely and responsibly. Allegations such as those made in Four Corners last night are being considered seriously as part of this review.
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