Toronto musician and Dandelion Initiative Founder Viktoria Belle joins us to keep in touch in regards to the complicated subject of sexual misconduct at tune venues and fairs. Viktoria is a survivor of sexual violence and founded the Dandelion Initiative (formerly the Sexual Assault Motion Coalition) to abet diverse survivors and take care of the subject with trusty solutions. The Dandelion Initiative affords practicing for venues’ workers to abet them title, halt, and form out sexual assault and harassment.
Viktoria and Mike discuss the pleasing incidence of sexual misconduct in the reside tune world and the backlash she and her band first obtained when she began to publically take care of those accountable. Also, what role form artists play, every as likely victims of sexual misconduct and as influential avid gamers in these spaces? And how attain of the dozens of bars and venues that signed up for the practicing, splendid a few have followed through with it? What does that reveal about how severely venues are taking this effort?
Andrew King is the Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Musician Journal. He’s a sought-after speaker, panelist, and moderator and has presented at events including CMW, ECMA, BreakOut West, and plenty others.
Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief for Canadian Musician, Real Sound, and diverse magazines. He’s a fan of long conversations about tune and the tune industry.