Pioneering A&R Dorothy Carvello’s 2018 book ‘Anything For a Hit’ recounted what Rolling Stone described as “the rampant sexual harassment, toxicity and egoism” of the 1980s music industry. Now she has launched a foundation that aims to help survivors of sexual abuse in the industry, and campaign for further change. It’s called the Face the Music Now Foundation, and has the stated aim of “exposing the reality of what has been going on in the industry for decades and demanding accountability, but also paving the way for survivors to tell their stories and reclaim their lives”. That includes targeting NDAs preventing people from speaking out about their experiences. “These large, publicly traded companies have been protecting predators and it’s time their shareholders know how their money is being used,” said Carvello.
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