Inchorus Group partners with Shesaid.so to launch the first global music industry survey to tackle bias and harassment27 September 2019 - Press release
InChorus Group together with shesaid.so have partnered to create a global survey for the music industry addressing bias and harassment in the workplace – the first of its kind.
With the industry struggling to tackle issues of sexual harassment, discrimination and diversity, InChorus and shesaid.so want to give a voice to anyone experiencing these kinds of issues. The survey allows those in the industry to anonymously log when they may have experienced bias or harassment, which then generates incident-driven data revealing exactly where the biggest issues lie.
The key findings will be announced at the upcoming MEETSSS – the inaugural female-first, music forward conference inspired by the shesaid.so community and will form part of ongoing initiatives to build a more inclusive music industry.
Rosie Turner, Co-CEO of InChorus Group: "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."
Andreea Magdalina: Founder shesaid.so: "Our hope is that the data this survey uncovers will encourage people in the industry to stop ignoring the inappropriate behaviours taking place every day. We want those in power to take a proactive 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, launched their third-party tool to anonymously tag and measure incidents of bias and harassment earlier this year and have since worked with Festicket as a client. They are hosting the survey on the InChorus platform. Anyone working in the music industry can share their experience by going to firstname.lastname@example.org and using the code 5550