WEC Committee MPs’ report: Women pursuing careers in music face endemic misogyny and discrimination

Women pursuing careers in music face “endemic” misogyny and discrimination, according to an influential report by MPs.

The Women and Equalities Committee (WEC) report warns that the sector is “dominated by self-employment and gendered power imbalances”.

Making a series of wide-ranging recommendations, the cross-party committee of MPs called on ministers to take legislative steps to amend the Equality Act to ensure freelance workers have the same protections from discrimination as employees and bring into force section 14 to improve protections for people facing intersectional inequality.