What do you do when you find out that your favourite artist has done something inexcusable? Delete all their music from your computer? Avoid their songs at all costs? In the wake of the #metoo movement, many stories of mistreatment and inequality have emerged in the music industry. 

What does this mean for our understanding of the history of popular music, and the legacy of people we may consider rock legends? How should we, as fans and consumers, respond to a musician who has done the wrong thing? What might these responses mean for creating the culture we need – inside and outside of the music industry?


Dr Catherine Strong is Senior Lecturer and Program Manager in the Music Industry program at RMIT University. Her research focuses on gender in popular music, and histories and heritage of music. She is currently part of the Australian Research Council Discovery Project, Interrogating the Music City: Cultural Economy and Popular Music in Melbourne.

10:00 PM @Loop, 23 Meyers Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000

Entrance over 18  |  The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Also speaking at Loop @6:30 pm is Jayne Lucke and @8:30pm is Nicole Lee