The review team wants to consult as widely as possible and is committed to ensuring its consultations and overall process is inclusive for all.
There are a range of options to contribute in a way that feels safe and comfortable for you.
Your participation will help us to ensure our national music industry is one that is diverse, inclusive, respectful and safe for all.
In December we confirmed our support for a national Music Industry Review, and shared the news that external experts (the review team) have been engaged to review the industry’s workforce culture.
Specifically, the review team has been engaged to examine systemic discrimination, including issues of racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination as well as issues around sexual misconduct.
The review team wants to consult as widely as possible and is committed to ensuring its consultations and overall process is inclusive for all. The lead consultants, Sam Turner and Alex Shehadie, encourage your participation.
Dear APRA AMCOS members,
We are writing to you as the lead consultants of the Review into the National Music Industry – a review examining systemic discrimination, harassment, exclusion, and sexual misconduct.
Since the review was announced last year, our team has been focused on developing an inclusive, safe and representative consultation process for everyone involved in the music industry to participate.
At the heart of our process is listening - listening to the voices of the diverse people from across the industry, particularly those whose voices have not been listened to or heard before.
Your voice is critical to the review. We want to hear about your experiences, your observations and your suggestions about where change is needed. Your voice will help us shape the findings and recommendations of the review and in doing so provide a blueprint for a positive and strong culture in the music industry – a culture that allows everyone to thrive.
You have a range of options to contribute in a way that feels safe and comfortable for you via focus groups, confidential interviews or written submissions. There are a number of specific focus groups available - women only, men only, all genders, POC, First Nations, LGBTIQ+, and groups for people with disability. If you do not wish to participate in a focus group, you can register for a confidential interview with one of us or provide a written submission.
Our discussions to date show that people in the music industry are excited by the prospect of change, about creating and working in an industry that, in all its areas, is respectful, diverse, inclusive and safe. By having your say in this review you can help to make that happen.
Sam Turner (She/Her) and Alex Shehadie (She/Her)
APRA AMCOS encourages all our members to participate in this review. We are committed to fostering a safe, respectful and inclusive environment for everyone we engage with and believe our industry will only benefit from hearing about the experiences, observations, views, and suggestions for change from the broad diversity of our membership. Your unique lived experiences will provide great depth to and enrich the review.
Find out more information about participating in the review. You can choose to contribute in one or more ways:
Your voice will help to shape the findings and recommendations of the review and be reflected in the final report.
APRA AMCOS supports the national Music Industry Review. Your participation will help us to ensure our national music industry is one that is diverse, inclusive, respectful and safe for all.
To keep up to date on the progress of the review, you can visit the Music Industry Review website and sign up for their newsletter.
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