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​Electronic Music Inclusion Initiative launched to tackle harassment and discrimination in electronic music industry

Submit to EMII's anonymous survey about harassment and discrimination in the electronic music industry now

  • Paddy Edrich
  • 13 April 2021
​Electronic Music Inclusion Initiative launched to tackle harassment and discrimination in electronic music industry

Mixmag and a number of electronic music organisations have partnered with InChorus to launch the Electronic Music Inclusion Initiative (EMII).

The initiative will take a data-led approach to help tackle harassment and discrimination in the electronic music industry.

Other partners include Pioneer DJ, Beatport, Sentric Music Group, AFEM, RA, IMSE and Women In CTRL.

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From today, anyone working in the industry will be able to access InChorus’ survey to anonymously speak up about all forms of harassment.

The survey will be available for four weeks and offer key insights into behavioural trends in the industry.

AFEM General Manager, Greg Marshall, said: “The first step for the EMII 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.”

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The electronic music industry has been under pressure in recent years with claims of gender pay disparity and toxic workplace culture.

The initiative has been pushed for by the feedback given by those currently working in the industry who have cited examples of inequality.

As lead partner, Pioneer DJ’s General Manager, Mark Grotefeld added: “We are proud to support the EMII in order to push for systemic change across the industry.

“We hope this will continue and progress and empower individuals to share their experiences of bias and harassment and encourage the industry to adopt robust listening tools that enable targeted action and progress.”

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After the research is collected, the EMII will release the findings back to the industry.

They hope the findings kick start actions to promote real proactive change and inclusion.

“Ultimately, cultures are shaped by the inappropriate behaviours that are tolerated every day,” said Rosie Turner, Co-Founder of InChorus.

“We are serious about culture change and believe that bringing actionable data to this conversation is key, as what is measured can be improved,” she finished.

To participate and share your experiences, you can complete the survey here.

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