In the year since the #MeToo movement, those who were previously unaware have, at last, been waking up to the horrifying pervasiveness of sexual harassment. It primarily affects women, and is almost always perpetrated by men. It happens more often in public than in private, but is often more violent behind closed doors. It can have damaging effects on victims, who sometimes suffer from anxiety and depression long after the incident is over.
“But as far as I’m concerned, everyone is responsible for their behaviour no matter what condition they’re in, and everyone deserves to be in a space where they’re safe” - CHRISTINA WHEELER
As many who make a living in the industry know, the dancefloor is also often a place of work. And proponents of Code-adoption point to the blurred lines that sometimes come with conducting business in an often- hedonistic clubbing environment.
Dance inc. is a new podcast from regular DJ Mag contributor Goldierocks and radio producer Sarah Myles, which aims to shine a light on some of dance music’s toughest, most controversial issues.
The podcast, which has been produced in association with DJ Mag, covers everything from the LGBT roots of dance music to sex in the club, to the highs and lows of managing a career in the music industry and disability in the rave.
Steve Aoki used some recent interview time to promote more inclusiveness across clubland and the festival landscape. The Dim Mak label founder called on male DJs to “step aside to make room for women DJs and women producers on festivals.”
At the forefront of this year’s IMS Ibiza will be the issue of gender equality within electronic music as a whole.
Hosted once again by Ben Turner, the panel will feature a carefully selected network of women with active roles in the music industry.
The panel promises a "full and frank discussion" with the speakers taking part consisting of B. Traits, Media Nanny CEO José Woldring, Motive Unknown Director Lucy Blair, Senior Agent of CAA Maria May, and prominent artist and label boss Nicole Moudaber.