Workplace harassment in the Music Industry – a chance to have your say 

UTS PhD candidate Jeff Crabtree has been conducting research into the extent and nature of workplace harassment in the popular music industries since the beginning of 2017. He has been inviting participants from the popular music industries of Australia and New Zealand to confidentially and anonymously tell their stories either in an interview or in an online survey. 

HIs research stems from his experience in industry as a musician and producer, as well as his current work in the field of health and wellbeing for creative practitioners. Jeff has personally experienced harassment in the music industry workplace, and in 2011 he co-wrote a book called Living With A Creative Mind that explored the unique mental wiring of highly creative thinkers and the ways the working environment either helps or harms them.

Crabtree is extending a further invitation for participants to complete an anonymous online survey – with multiple choice questions – 10-30 minutes duration. The survey asks about your experiences of harassment including bullying and intimidation. The survey keeps your answers separate from where you give consent as a participant, so it is impossible for you to be identified. 

Music Industry Harassment Research is open to any Australian or New Zealand citizen (or permanent resident) who works in the music industry in any capacity. To find out more or to participate in this study, visit www.musicharassmentresearch.org. Participation is entirely voluntary.