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National Industry Music Review launched | YOUR VOICE MATTERS

16 Feb


The National Independent review on sexual harm, sexual harassment, and systemic discrimination in the contemporary Australian music industry has commenced. Announced in December 2021, the National Music Industry Review is the first of its kind in Australian music and covers all sectors and professions in the national contemporary music industry. As part of this work the independent review team has begun a national consultation process to listen to your stories, experiences, observations and suggestions for change in an industry that the whole world benefits from.

WAM is a proud supporter of the industry review, with the launch of the consultation process signifying a crucial first step in establishing a united and industry-wide program of cultural change.

YOUR VOICE MATTERS.  By contributing to the review, your voice, which may have been silenced in the past, will be elevated. Your voice will help shape the findings and recommendations of the review and importantly, influence reform across the contemporary music industry.  You can have your say safely, confidentially and anonymously.

The review is a broad review of the workplace culture of the contemporary music industry through the lens of sexual harm, sexual harassment and systemic discrimination. It is not examining individual instances or complaints of these behaviours. The review is seeking the participation of music industry professionals, including song writers and composers, artists and performers, crew, agents, members of the live touring companies and record labels, promoters, employees of record companies, managers, publishers, venue managers and staff and company executives.

There are several ways you can participate in the review, and you may select one or more of the following options.


The issues that the review is examining may cause distress and can be unsettling. Support Act will offer a dedicated Sexual Health & Safety Helpline for artists, crew and music workers which is a free, confidential phone counselling service available to anyone who works in national music industry. It will have trained Sexual Health & Safety experts for callers to speak with. The service will be accessible 24 hours a day by calling 1800 959 500 within Australia.

Find out more about the National Music Industry Review and how to get involved by visitng the website


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WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lottery West, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.