An Introduction to Sexual Harassment and Policy – FREE RESOURCE

Live entertainment can be experimental, exploratory and bold; but our creative spaces must also be safe for all who use them. Arts institutions applicable must adopt a zero-tolerance approach for any form of harassment at work, including sexual harassment. This policy applies to employees, freelance staff, independent artists and all others that they work with. A policy covers sexual harassment [SH] which occurs at work and out of the workplace, such as on business trips or at work-related events or social functions. It covers SH by staff (which may include consultants, contractors/freelancers and agency workers) and also by third parties such as customers, suppliers or visitors.

WOMEN IN MUSIC: Who gives a f***?!

A day long extravaganza at The Old Coal Yard and Cobalt Studios CIC that will feature some of the most empowering guest speakers for women and non-binary guests. We have partnered with sister organisation Forward NE to bring you a networking event with likeminded individuals, located at the heart of Ouseburn Valley in Newcastle.

Single Review: Michy Tree – ‘Floating House’

by Erin McGroovy Tits upon Tyne is all about showcasing strong, independent women and Michy Tree is no exception. Incredibly, 20-year-old Michelle Tree has written, produced, mixed and mastered single, ‘Floating House’ completely on her own. This is an extremely commendable feat, especially when taking into consideration the male dominated nature of the music industry.... Continue Reading →

Single Review: noyou – ‘Underneath The Pain’

by Amelia Thorpe Sunderland-based electro-pop outfit, noyou kick start 2021 with show-stopping new single, ‘Underneath The Pain’. Shared to all major music streaming platforms on February 26th, the heavily nostalgic offering sees the band reflect on feelings of self-doubt and uncertainty in relationships. ‘Underneath The Pain’ is an energetic, full-sounding track that possesses the same... Continue Reading →

Single Review: VENUS GRRRLS – ‘Goth Girl.’

by Erin McGroovy VENUS GRRRLS explode back onto the scene once again with single, ‘Goth Girl.’ Inspired by riot grrrl pioneers Bikini Kill, the Leeds queens battle not only age-old stereotypes of women in the music industry, especially within rock, but the stereotypes faced by those identifying in subcultures that are a little more out... Continue Reading →

EP Review: Black Honey – ‘Disinfect’

by Evie Mallender If ever the aesthetic prowess of Quentin Tarantino manifested itself into band form, it would be Black Honey. In the wake of their 2014 emergence from the elusive void of indie rock, lead vocalist Izzy B. Phillips and her eccentric vocals paint the quartet’s lyrical world of love and lust in a... Continue Reading →

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