UK Music Supports New Body To Tackle Bullying And Harassment In Creative Industries

02.03.2023: UK Music, and its music industry members, are backing a proposed new organisation that would lead work in the creative industries to prevent and tackle workplace bullying and harassment.

UK Music has been collaborating with partners from across the creative sector – including film, television and theatre – to set up the new Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority (CIISA).

The aim of the proposed CIISA cross-industry body will be to uphold and build on existing best practice across the sector, including providing additional wellbeing support and insight, policy initiatives, advocacy, influence and reporting.

Recent initiatives in the music industry have seen the launch of the charity Help Musicians’ Bullying and Harassment helpline, support for training modules and the development of a music-wide framework aimed at prevention – with codes of conduct and wellbeing initiatives for employees and artists being put in place across music companies and trade organisations.

It is hoped the services offered by CIISA could include mediation, investigation, early dispute resolution and advice, together with the sharing of cross-sector expertise.