Thu 1 Sep 2022

The Music Industry Review into Sexual Harm, Sexual Harassment and Systemic Discrimination report, Raising Their Voices, has been released. PBS 106.7FM is a signatory to this statement, alongside many other organisations in the Australian music industry. You can view the report here:

The content of the report may be distressing. We encourage you to consider what support and care might be needed for you and those around you during the coming weeks. It’s good practice to seek consent before discussing the report and its recommendations. At the bottom of this page are some support services you may find useful (click here). We encourage you to share these whenever sharing information about the report.

The report provides a blueprint on how we can take action to make the music industry safer, more inclusive, more respectful, and ultimately stronger. The report is based on robust evidence, drawing on a survey of almost 1,300 and the stories of over 300 music industry people who spoke to or wrote directly to the Review team.

As leaders in the Australian contemporary music industry, we accept the distressing findings of the Review. We acknowledge the harm documented by the Review, and we are sorry.

This Review has been a vital process of listening and truth telling. We thank all the participants for their courage in speaking out, in bravely re-living their experiences, and engaging in this critical report. We acknowledge the impact of these behaviours on the lives of victim survivors from our industry.

Everyone has the right to work in an environment free from bullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault and discrimination. As disturbing and confronting as the findings are, the Australian music industry is committed to change and to rebuilding trust. The music industry should – and will – foster safe, welcoming, respectful, creative, and fun environments.

We have been listening and have heard your calls for change. We can and will continue to do better. We all can.

As leaders and members of the music community, we all have a responsibility to model courageous leadership and do our best to bring an end to poor and destructive behaviour. We urge all in the music industry to continue working with us to implement long-term, sustainable change for the better. We all have a personal and professional responsibility to make our culture the best it can be.

We are committed to working through the recommendations of the report, doing the necessary work and being accountable, to ensure our industry workplaces are safe, inclusive, and respectful. Our work has already started, and it will not stop until we have a culture that is safe for all.

[PIAS] Australia
AMPAL (Australasian Music Publishers' Association Ltd)
Artists Only
Association of Artist Managers
Australian Festivals Association Inc.
Australian Independent Record Labels
Association Australian Live Music Business Council
Catherine Haridy Management
Central Station Records
Chugg Music Pty Ltd
CMC Rocks Pty Ltd
Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA)
Electronic Music Conference
Eleven: A Music Company Pty Ltd
Frontier Touring
Future Classic Recordings Pty Ltd
GYROstream Pty Ltd
Inertia Pty Ltd
John Watson Management
Live Nation
Media Arts Lawyers Pty Ltd
Morph TV Productions Pty Ltd (t/a Morph Consulting Services)
Mushroom Group
Mushroom Publishing
Music ACT
Music NSW
Music NT
Music SA
Music Victoria
Nettwerk Music Group
Ourness Pty Ltd
PBS 106.7FM
Peninsula Hot Springs
Queensland Music Network Incorporated
Songlines Music Aboriginal Corporation
Sony Music Australia
Support Act
Sweat it out pty ltd
The Annex Creative
The Australian Music Centre
Thinking Loud Pty Ltd
Ticketek Pty Ltd
TMRW Music Group
Unified Music Group Pty Ltd
Universal Music Australia
Warner Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd
Warner Music Australia

The issues that the review is examining may cause distress and can be unsettling. Support Act 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. It is accessible 24 hours a day by calling 1800 959 500 within Australia.

Remember: if you or someone you care about is in crisis or at immediate risk, dial 000.

You can also find support at a number of free helplines:

Help seeking Information

Support Act Helpline: 1800 959 500 (Sexual Health and Safety Support Line – Option 5 on the Helpline)

1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732

Lifeline Hotline: 13 11 14 or text their helpline on 0477 13 11 14

SANE: 1800 187 263

Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636