91% of creative industries professionals endorse urgent need for CIISA

Wednesday 24 April 2024, London UK: The Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority, CIISA, gave evidence to the Women and Equalities Select Committee today, at the follow-up session on its Misogyny in Music report. In a recent survey conducted on behalf of CIISA by PA Consulting of creative industry professionals from film, TV, music and theatre 91% are strongly in favour of CIISA underlining the importance of this new authority, which has now gathered huge industry support.

Jen Smith, CIISA CEO says, “Whilst the Misogyny in Music enquiry has concluded, scrutiny into how the music industry and the wider creative industries conducts itself has not. Bullying, harassment and discrimination remain alarmingly current. This is why a single place of accountability where people can seek help, mediation, dispute resolution advice and other services is an inevitable necessity. By supporting CIISA the industry is coming together to address the evident safeguarding gap that CIISA seeks to address”.

Rebecca Ferguson, singer/songwriter, and CIISA’s first official ambassador says, “There is an opportunity to change the way creatives are treated in our country; by supporting this you are making history. CIISA is a monumental step: they will support future creatives, which could include your children, grandchildren or family members. By supporting CIISA you are making our industry safer and impacting people’s lives in a very positive way.”

We recognise that not everything can be solved with just one intervention and support from key Creative Industries bodies including but not exclusively UK Music, The BPI, Sony Music, Warner Music, Universal, Black Lives in Music, The Association of Electronic Music, The Musicians Union, Help Musicians, Live Nation, PRS, The Music Managers Forum, The Featured Artists Coalition, LIVE, The Association of British Orchestras, the Royal Albert Hall, The Music Producers Guild, The Music Publishers Association, the BBC, ITV, Sky, C4, C5, Paramount, NBC Universal, Amazon, The Motion Picture Association, BECTU, BAFTA, BFI and Society of London Theatres, UK Theatre, The Independent Theatre Council, The National Theatre, the Old Vic, The Royal Exchange.