‘Ageism Anarchists’ are a new collective calling for an end to ageism in the Australian music industry
On Tuesday, anonymous collective Ageism Anarchists launched a social media campaign to fight against ageism in the Australian music industry. The social media campaign was launched and inspired by a recent social media post, however, the group is adamant that they are not targeting the specific organisation or individuals that work at an organisation, but the industries structure as a whole. The movement encourages all music community members to share their stories about the disturbing ageist rhetoric they have encountered throughout their careers.
The administrators of the movement have remained anonymous, in order to simply represent artists musicians and the music industry, rather than any individual or ego. encourages all music community members to share their stories about the disturbing ageist rhetoric they have encountered throughout their careers. The group sighted that mainstream radio, festival lineups, event rosters, and the industry at large for perpetuating systemic structures of oppression.
“We are taking this opportunity to provide ageism in the music industry with the airtime it deserves, sharing our stories in the hope of encouraging an equitable and sustainable future for all artists.” – Ageism Anarchists.
You can check out the growing national movement below, and support it by using #ageingIn and tagging @ageing_in on notes of solidarity.
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Words by Parry Tritsiniotis