Dance music’s ideal of a safe haven for anyone is threatened

Rebekah has launched a #ForTheMusic campaign to fight against sexual abuse in the dance music industry

We turned a blind eye, stayed silent and let things carry on how they have always been for far too long. “We can no longer excuse the behavior of high profile artists because they are high profile anymore. That is corruption…Sexual harassment, assault, and rape can no longer be accepted. Not in our culture, not in our places of work, not inside our venues, festivals, or after parties. And if for a moment my friend you think that you are not as responsible as I or any other to combat this and protect your friends, myself, or each other, then you are definitely no friend of music.”

“Music was born from the desire for a safe space. A place for freedom, for love, for artistic expression. A place that stood for something. In music, we found purpose, a higher calling. But somehow along the way, through our journey we let DJs become Gods and suddenly they stopped becoming accountable for their actions.”

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