To tackle harassment and discrimination.
Electronic music organizations Pioneer DJ, Beatport, Sentric Music Group, AFEM, Mixmag, RA, IMS, and Women in CTRL have partnered with ground-breaking platform InChorus, to launch the Electronic Music Inclusion Initiative (EMII) to take a data-led approach in creating more inclusive environments across the industry.
The first phase of EMII’s work will be focused on research into harassment & discrimination across the sector. From today, anyone working in the Electronic Music industry will be able to access InChorus’ survey at electronicmusic.inchorus.org in order to anonymously speak up about microaggressions and other forms of harassment.
‘The survey will be available for four weeks, and will offer key insights into the behavioral trends affecting the industry. This first step for the Electronic Music Inclusion Initiative is designed to provide new insights on harassment, bias, and discrimination issues within our culture and inform the next steps we can collectively take as an industry to address them,’ commented AFEM General Manager, Greg Marshall.
Once the research is collated, EMII will release the findings back to the wider industry. The initiative has a clear mandate to avoid data for data’s sake. Instead, EMII will use the insights to highlight high-impact steps that organizations can take and to offer targeted resources & support to individuals across the sector in order to promote inclusion within the ecosystem.
‘We all have a duty to prevent harassment of all kinds and cultivate a speak-up culture across the EDM sector that enables change. Ultimately, cultures are shaped by the inappropriate behaviors that are tolerated every day. We are serious about culture change and believe that bringing actionable data to this conversation is key, as what is measured can be improved,’ says Rosie Turner, Co-Founder of InChorus.
To participate and speak up about your experiences, or for more information, please visit electronicmusic.inchorus.org.