Statistics & Research

Historic and current reports about the status and culture of the Australian Music Industry

Misogyny in music report


This report explores how women working in the music industry face limitations in opportunity, a lack of support, gender discrimination and sexual harassment and assault as well as the persistent issue of unequal pay in a sector dominated by self-employment and gendered power imbalances.
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AUSTRALIA’S LIVE MUSIC SECTOR 2023: an occupation-based analysis

Australia’s live music sector makes a significant contribution to our social and cultural fabric. It is a key part of our creative economy, but is also embedded within a broader ecosystem of jobs, skills and industries.

This report explores key findings in the music industry, in particular, economic and social contributions and key issues affecting those in the industry.

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This report presents the findings of an independent review into sexual harm, sexual harassment and systemic discrimination in the Australian contemporary music industry.
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Workplace and Sexual Harassment Report 2021

Researcher Dr Jeff Crabtree outlines workplace harassment in the Contemporary Music Industries of Australia and New Zealand.

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The Hack – by the numbers 2020

Women in the sector are so behind and so underrepresented where the business decisions are made.

The Hack – by the numbers 2019

Men continue to dominate the scene at almost every level, Hack’s fourth annual investigation into the representation of women in the Australian music industry has found.

The Hack – by the numbers 2018

The Australian music industry continues to be dominated by men across almost every level, and an earning gap between male and female APRA members has been revealed by Hack’s third annual women in music investigation.

Skipping A Beat 2017

Assessing the state of gender equality in the Australian music industry.

Using publicly available published data the report interrogates the industry dynamics that have produced a contemporary music scene in which radio playlists, festival line-ups, industry awards, peak bodies and major industry boards are dominated by male contributions and voices.