Open Secrets is a series from gal-dem and VICE that explores abusive behaviour in the music industry – and how it has been left unchecked for too long.
The series gives insight into individual stories of harassment and violence, the ways in which the industry sweeps these issues under the rug and the difficulty victims and survivors face in being heard.
If you are reading this and work in the industry, now is the time to ask: What part will you play?
There can be no more open secrets.
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Speaking to industry experts, Ray Sang explores the nuanced questions around whether not pressing play on the work of alleged abusers can make a difference.
Jumi Akinfenwa explores how whisper networks have long operated under the radar – and the consequences once they’ve been thrown into the spotlight.
When they were starting out in music, this DJ was assaulted by someone else in the scene. But upon reporting it, they were left feeling even worse.
A new series from gal-dem and VICE calls for change in an industry that has swept sexual misconduct under the rug for too long.