In an effort to assist victims of sexual abuse in music, a new foundation was established.
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“As a survivor myself, I have seen and experienced firsthand how sexual harassment and abuse shatters survivors psychologically, financially, and professionally,” Carvello said in a statement.
“It’s not a matter of money; it’s about helping them put the pieces back together. This is about the decades-old and widespread abuse of power in the music industry. We want to help survivors find their voices and take back some of what they have lost.”
Face The Music Now seeks to offer a safe space to survivors as well as an opportunity to help educate, highlight the prevalence in music industry and to focus on ending institutionalised abuse.
Cision – who first reported on FTMN – stated that 72 per cent of women in the music industry have reported discrimination of some kind, with a further 67 per cent having reported cases of sexual harassment.
This foundation is working to address the issues in the industry, allowing survivors to talk openly about their experiences, and demanding accountability. Face The Music Now also wants to reduce the use of NDAs (nondisclosure agreements), that it claims can be used to silence survivors.
“These large, publicly traded companies have been protecting predators and it’s time their shareholders know how their money is being used,”Carvello explained NDAs.
“For far too long, the music industry has been turning a blind eye to sexual abuse and harassment, and we’re long overdue for that to change.”
Carvello is joined at the table by diverse figures from the industry who share a passion to bring these issues to light. Find out more about Face The Music Now..
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