Music industry’s me too reckoning

The music industry is now beginning its largest ever review of workplace discrimination.
a female performer on stage with a microphone

In June this year, a memo was sent to all Sony music staff announcing that the five decades long tenure of Sony Music Australia’s chairman and CEO Denis Handlin was over.

Since then, allegations of Handlin’s misconduct on the job have been swirling through the sector, and an ABC Four Corners report put former Sony employees on the record detailing the company’s toxic workplace culture.

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ArtsHub's Arts Feature Writer Jo Pickup is based in Perth. An arts writer and manager, she has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for media such as the ABC, RTRFM and The West Australian newspaper, contributing media content and commentary on art, culture and design. She has also worked for arts organisations such as Fremantle Arts Centre, STRUT dance, and the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of WA, as well as being a sessional arts lecturer at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).