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MMW Talks: Hypotheticals – A Call Out

A discussion on ethics in the music industry with human rights barrister Julian Burnside

Tue 20 Nov
Free event

Join leading human rights activist and barrister Julian Burnside AO QC as he takes a group of specially selected artists, musicians, journalists, academics and music industry professionals on a hypothetical exercise where they collectively work through a moral dilemma to help navigate future problems.

In the past year alone, allegations of abusive or misogynistic behaviour have circulated online about Riff Raff, I Killed the Prom Queen and Sticky Fingers, with pressure put on promoters to act. This has resulted in those artists being pulled from tours and live performances, or stepping down.

Hypotheticals are prepared by advisors Dr Catherine Strong, program manager of RMIT University’s Music Industry program and Dr Emma Rush, a philosopher who teaches ethics for creative industries at Charles Sturt University.

Sessions are overseen by a brains trust of senior music industry figures led by Helen Marcou of Bakehouse Studios.

Curated by Jessie French.

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Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
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