UK musicians face ‘devastating’ discrimination at workNews
A survey by the Incorporated Society of Musicians, published today, finds high levels of sex, race and disability discrimination in the music profession.
66% of survey respondents said they experienced some form of discrimination while working in the music sector.
78% of reported discrimination was committed against women.
58% of discrimination was identified as sexual harassment.
76% of workers within studio and live music event settings experienced discrimination, the highest level by type of work.
88% of self-employed respondents did not report the discrimination that they experienced when working; for 94% of them, there was no one to report to.
The survey is based on just 660 responses, a small percentage of a membership of eleven thousand.
You can read the ISM report here.