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Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace

UK Music takes the issues of bulling, harassment and discrimination seriously and promotes best practice across all areas of the industry.

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UK Music takes the issues of bulling, harassment and discrimination seriously and promotes best practice across all areas of the industry.

Musicians’ Union’s Safe Space

The Musicians’ Union’s Safe Space is a resource responding to any individual experiences of harassment. This resource is open to all in the music business, not just Musicians’ Union (MU) members. MU provide a clear, independent and universally accessible way to raise any personal experiences to experienced responders.

If you work in music and have faced any harassment issues in your workplace, whether you are a musician or working in a music business capacity, you can contact the MU for confidential advice and support.

More information on the help the MU offers is available. Visit the Musicians Union Harassment & Discrimination page (link opens in new window) or Email the Musicians Union safespace@theMU.org for advice or to make a report (anonymously if preferred).  No action will be taken on your behalf without your prior consent.

Help Musicians Bullying & Harassment Helpline

Help Musicians have a  helpline that supports those suffering bullying and harassment within the UK music industry

The service is offered to everyone working within the music industry. Callers are able to immediately speak with a specialist bullying and harassment advisor, who undertakes a risk assessment.

In the first instance, the advisor will talk to you about your situation and offer advice on how best to resolve it, pointing you towards services which may be helpful to you. If appropriate, you will receive guidance in approaching a constructive conversation with the other party in order to resolve the issue. This may include preparation advice and coping strategies to use during the more challenging parts of the conversation.

Help Musicians will ensure full anonymity for all callers.

Anyone within the UK music industry experiencing bullying and harassment can call the helpline on 0800 088 2045.

Further Services

For other services available for performers in the music industry more information and support is available at ism.org and equity.org.uk

If you would like impartial advice on process and procedures for reporting harassment in the workplace please visit acas.org.uk/sexual-harassment

The MU and Incorporated Society of Musicians’ Code of Practice aims to eradicate bullying, harassment and discrimination within the industry and promote a positive working culture. See here.