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Live music is a place for fun, community, and open expression - sexual harassment and assault don't belong.
We want to live in a world without sexual violence. We believe in music’s power to create change.
Modeling the culture we want is part of that, so we are fighting against sexual violence at shows and festivals.
 
Our #HereForTheMusic campaign works to build true safety with all parties who come together to create a show or festival: artists, promoters, fans, venue staff, touring professionals, media professionals, and more.
We have worked with 75+ artists, venues, and festivals to date and trained 2000+ people. Join us?

We're being joined by artists, music festivals, venues, and other industry professionals in our pledge to make the music industry a safer space. View our pledge, as well as a list of who's signed on here. For more information on our presentation at the Event Safety Summit, visit here. For more information on how to sign on and join our efforts to fight sexual violence at shows and festivals, contact Kim Warnick.

BUILD SKILLS

Purchase access to our Sexual Violence Prevention and Response online training for your business. 

If you're a music fan, purchase access to our fan-oriented Sexual Violence and Prevention training in April 2021.


Participants will learn how to identify potentially harmful behavior, intervene safely/effectively, and build skills/confidence, no matter what your role is.

BUILD A SAFER ENVIRONMENT

1. Download and use our free Policy Guides for venues and festivals.

2. Invite our volunteers to staff an educational table or booth at your venue, fest, or show. Contact Kim Warnick to coordinate.

3. Contact Executive Director Kim Warnick for policy consultations and/or anti-harassment program design.

4. Download and use our digital toolkit to help us spread the word to artists, venues, and festivals about the #HereForTheMusic campaign.

INVEST IN CHANGE

1. Volunteer with this campaign - learn more and apply here.

2. Donate to support the growth of this work. We are currently raising $30,000 to offer our online training for free while the industry continues to struggle through the pandemic.

3. Connect with your local rape crisis center to build awareness of support services to your staff and guests. Support their work financially and/or with in-kind services. Search for an organization near you here.

Why #HereForTheMusic?
ft. Sybil Gallagher and Chadwick Stokes, CAC Co-Founders

Video Produced by Mike Smith

Learn more below about the #HereForTheMusic campaign from some of the artists we have worked with!
Ripe and Calling All Crows collaborated on Ripes' Safe Spaces initiative during their 2019 tour. Watch the video they created for their fans about the importance of this movement!
The Culture of Sexual Harassment at Music Festivals Like Coachella Could Be Changing
 
-Teen Vogue, May 2019
Read the full article ft. Calling All Crows and artist partner La Dispute
Our #HereForTheMusic Partners
Artists:
Brooke Annibale, Chadwick Stokes & The Pintos, Dispatch, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Frank Turner, Half Waif, La Dispute, Lizzie No, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Pinegrove, Raye Zaragoza, Ripe, Satsang, Twiddle
 
Venues and Festivals: 
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, California Roots Music & Arts Festival, CID Presents, EXIT/IN, House of Blues Boston, Marathon Music Works, Music Tastes Good, ONCE Somerville, Paradise Rock Club, The Signal, The Truman
Music Industry Groups: 
Event Safety Alliance, Good Harbor, HeadCount, Old Sol Alliance, SoundGirls, The Ally Coalition