Here For The Music
Sexual violence and harassment in live music is widespread. But it doesn’t have to be.
We believe in music's power to create change, and we're modeling the culture we want by fighting against sexual violence at shows and festivals.
Our Here For The Music campaign was founded in 2017 by Kim Warnick, and works to build true safety with everyone who comes together to create a show or festival: artists, fans, promoters. touring and media professionals, venue staff, and more.
We've worked with 85+ artists, venues, and festivals to date and trained over 3000 people. Will you join us?
Take our free music fan-oriented Sexual Violence Prevention & Response online training.
Expand our reach by using the form on this page to suggest a venue, festival, or artist who you want to receive support and training from Here for the Music.
Sign our open letter to the music industry demanding better sexual violence prevention and response policies and resources.
Volunteer with this campaign, learn more, and apply here.
Donate and support our work.
Download our toolkit for fans including email templates and social media-ready content for promoting #HereForTheMusic.
Music Industry Pros
Purchase access to our Sexual Violence Prevention and Response online training for your business.
Check out our toolkits for artists, venues and fests to learn about how to build safety and responsiveness into your business.
Connect with your local rape crisis center to build awareness of services to your staff and guests. Search RAINN.org to find an organization near you.
Donate and support our work.
Our #HereForTheMusic Partners
Learn more about this campaign from some of the music industry pros we've worked with!
boygenius, Brooke Annibale, Chadwick Stokes & The Pintos, Clairo, Courtney Barnett, DISPATCH, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Frank Turner, Goose, Half Waif, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, La Dispute, Lizzie No, O.A.R. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Pinegrove, Raye Zaragoza, Ripe, Trevor Hall, The 1975, and more
boygenius is the newest partner and advocate for the Here For The Music campaign, bringing this work and training on the road through their 2023 touring.
Venues & Festivals:
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, California Roots Music & Arts Festival, CID Presents, EXIT/IN, Hinterland Music Festival, House of Blues Boston, L.A. Independent Venue Coalition, Marathon Music Works, Music Tastes Good, ONCE Somerville, Paradise Rock Club, Rock and Roll Rumble, Shangri-La Festival, SXSW, The Signal, The Truman, World Cafe Live, and more
We're so excited to be heading to Hinterland Music Festival in Des Moines, IA for the first time!
Stop by our booth for active bystander resources, opportunities for fans and industry professionals to get involved in creating a safer scene and industry, and more!
Music Industry Groups:
Amplify Her Voice, Event Safety Alliance, Good Harbor Management, Headcount, Ineffable Music, Mammoth Live, National Independent Venue Association & Foundation, Old Sol Alliance, REVERB, Spotify, Sound Girls, The Ally Coalition, and more