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Black Lives In Music launches new bullying and harassment survey

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Black Lives In Music has launched a new survey to tackle bullying and harassment in the music industry, with backing from Nova Twins, V V Brown and more.Founded in 2021, the organisation seeks to address racial inequality in music and create opportunities for Black, Asian and ethnically diverse artists and professionals.BLIM published its ‘Being Black in the Music Industry’ report that year, revealing that 86 per cent of Black musicians said there were barriers to progression in their careers.

Additionally, it showed that 63 per cent of Black music creators had experienced direct or indirect racism in the music industry, rising to 71 per cent for racial microaggressions.Today (April 18), BLIM has shared details of its ‘YourSafetyYourSay’ survey on bullying and harassment in the music industry in response to the Parliamentary ‘Misogyny In Music’ inquiry.It is calling on music professionals across the UK to participate in “ground-breaking research” in a bid to “eradicate bullying and harassment” from the industry.“After becoming aware of shocking abuse, BLIM will use the anonymous survey to collect real-world data.

This will inform legislation and the work of the new Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority (CIISA) and the wider music industry,” a press release reads.“It will also be used to support BLIM’s forthcoming Anti Racist Code of Conduct and reporting tool, which will work towards eradicating discrimination, bullying and harassment throughout the music ecosystem.”The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has also requested the data to inform its work in this area.

You can fill in the survey here.Showing their support for the survey, Nova Twins said: “We have to acknowledge the barriers faced by POC talent within the music industry.

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