Today, members of the music industry signed an open letter conveying first-person accounts of sexual assault within the industry, taking a stand against the behaviour going forward.
The #meNOmore campaign letter was published by Seventh Street Media, with artists such as Courtney Barnett, Jen Cloher, Missy Higgins, Big Scary’s Jo Syme, The Preatures’ Isabella Manfredi, Camp Cope’s Sarah Thompson, Stella Donnelly, Thelma Plum, Tina Arena, and Holly Rankin (aka Jack River) signing the letter.
Managers, publicists, bookers, agents, label reps, media, journalists and other members of the music industry have signed the letter, along with members of triple j staff and on-air presenters.
The campaign is intended to address the issue of sexual harassment in the music industry, which people have seemingly turned a blind eye to. The campaign is an extension of the #MeToo movement, which addressed the recent surge of sexual harassment within the entertainment industry.
The #meNOmore campaign is an ode to passionate people dedicating their lives to music. With a focus on those who have suffered from discrimination, harassment, violence, and sexism, woman have thus far ignored it until today, when they have decided to fight back.
Giving a voice to women and demanding zero tolerance, the letter announces that “There is no place for sexual entitlement in the workplace and in our industry,” and that “Change starts today.”
Women are encouraged to share their own stories and sign on to the #meNOmore letter. If you’ve experienced some injustice in the music industry in the past, jump on board the revolutionary cause and sign the letter here.