MI Pro is calling on musicians to discuss whether they have experienced or seen sexism in the music and MI industry – and what we can all do to help combat it.
Last week’s International Women’s Day highlighted a string of reports about sexism within numerous parts of the entertainment industry, showing that there’s still a long way to go in terms of equality and diversity.
Earlier this month, a new report from PRS Foundation found that nearly 80% of its female members have experienced sexism.
While sexism is largely directed towards women, it turns out that male musicians can also face backlash for selecting to play a certain instrument. An eye-opening report from the Royal Albert Hall found extreme gender bias towards certain instruments.
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The concert hall spoke to 2,000 adults to ask them what instruments are most associated with men and women, with a mere 2% believing they would ever see a man playing the harp.
Here at MI Pro we thought it was about time we heard from a broad spectrum of musicians about if they’ve ever actually experienced sexism, and what they think the industry should do about it.
So regardless of your gender, whether you’re in a grunge band or part of an orchestra, on a world tour or playing in your local pub, we want to hear your thoughts!
Please take the short survey below. If the survey doesn't appear, you can take it at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/K2FMRXY