‘Women sit next to abusers at music industry parties’ MPs warn

The music industry is still a “boys’ club” where sexual harassment and abuse are common, MPs warned in a report.

The Women and Equalities Committee said musicians have to sit beside sexual abusers at parties and events, due to a “culture of silence”. It makes a series of recommendations to tackle the problem of misogyny, but also said that a shift in the behaviour of men is needed. The government said the industry must ensure “a safe working environment”.

The report by the Women and Equalities Committee follows an inquiry into misogyny in the music industry, which began in June 2022. The cross-party group of MPs concluded that the issue was “endemic” and called for urgent action to tackle it.