In 2021, over 30 artists, workers and leaders from across the Australian contemporary music industry came together to address the prevalence of sexual harm, sexual harassment and systemic discrimination in the industry. At this meeting it was agreed that an independent review should be commissioned to identify the extent of the problem and to develop strategies to prevent and respond to harm. A Temporary Working Group (TWG) was elected to oversee the process and galvanise broad industry support for the review.
The TWG engaged specialist consultants, MAPN Consulting Pty Ltd, to conduct the review.
The review team recognises the significant challenges a cultural review of this kind presents – a review of a whole industry with many and diverse players, rather than a review of a single organisation with clear systems and structures. At the same time, it recognises the importance of delivering recommendations that resonate and have impact industry-wide.