The third annual “Be the Change: Gender Equality Research” from BELIEVE and TUNECORE, now with analysis and information companion LUMINATE and performed with the participation of over 1,500 members of the music trade in 109 nations, discovered that 34% of responding ladies within the enterprise stated they’d been sexually harassed or abused at work, with that quantity growing to 42% for trans people and 43% for nonbinary people.
Different findings included that 53% of respondents agreed that males are paid greater than others within the trade; 68% wish to see extra ladies and gender expansive people in positions of energy within the trade; these in AFRICA, ASIA-PACIFIC, and LATIN AMERICA and the CARIBBEAN are much less more likely to see gender discrimination as an issue within the music trade than these in EUROPE and NORTH AMERICA; minority artists are 70% extra more likely to report that they’ve skilled on-line harassment or hate speech in social media; and ladies, nonbinary, and trans people are more likely to report combating their psychological well being.
BELIEVE CEO DENIS LADEGAILLERIE stated, “The event of a extra numerous and equitable music trade is likely one of the core targets of BELIEVE’s Shaping Music for Good technique. We’ve constantly labored to help gender equality and can make sure that the insights offered by this yr’s Be The Change research will encourage much more of our trade friends to hitch us in shaping a extra respectful, numerous, and clear music trade for all.”
TUNECORE CRO ANDREEA GLEESON stated, “The excellent news is that Be The Change is now in its third yr and we’ve seen the research’s impression. It’s been quoted by the United Nations and extensively mentioned in creator and govt circles throughout the trade. However right here’s the unhealthy information — we want extra change. We, as people and as an trade should heed the calls to motion and do exactly that — take motion. Small adjustments add up and if we every do one thing totally different every day, week, month, yr, we’ll see a sea change within the trade. So let’s go!”
LUMINATE VP/International HELENA KOSINSKI and VP/Head of Analysis MATT YAZGE, in a joint assertion, stated, “Because the music enterprise turns into extra globally linked, the problems that we face as an trade develop collectively. Teaming up with BELIEVE and TUNECORE for this research offered us with an vital alternative to analysis behaviors and attitudes of those that work inside music. Our purpose is that our findings will assist create a dialogue of wanted change that may positively impression the lives of girls, trans, and non-binary music professionals everywhere in the world.”
Learn the entire research and govt abstract here.