ALL BUT CIS DUDES.LETS F****** GO.
We have some questions for men within the music industry.
Let's explore them together.
Case Studies in Care Culture Cultivation
Here is some of the work we have done thus far,
and the conversations that arose from it.
THE BURNING QUESTIONS
Who we are, what we want, and what you can do to help.Let's go up together.
Who are we?A group of artists comprised of all but cis dudes.Where are we?Worldwide.What do we want?We want to break cycles of harm and destroy systems of patriarchy and racism within our music communities.Why are we talking about /none first right now and nobody else?One word: Consent.Oftentimes, those who come forward with their stories of discrimination within their careers are either trapped behind non-disclosure clauses in their contracts or vulnerable to retaliation that can result in everything from getting blacklisted by promoters to domestic violence.In a culture of care, change comes at the speed of trust. In a punitive culture driven by capitalism and conquest, posting screenshots without consent is rewarded at a cost to mental health.This is not the culture we are trying to create.Beyond that, assisting the former artists of /none was our first case study, and what we have to offer in this moment.When will you stop talking about /none and highlight other agencies, venues, and labels?We will be talking about more than just /none when people from another group besides /none consents to tell their story.If you are part of another agency or collective and wish to share your story, we will soon have a google form in which you can clarify your level of consent. Action plans are in place for every level of confidentiality we can offer you.Why are we doing this?Discrimination is a detail doesn’t have to define the inner-workings of our industry any longer. This change will never be enacted by those who benefit from that discrimination. This change can only be done collectively.What is our top priority?Rebuilding systems of care, equity, rest, and prosperity for artists who are not cis dudes. How do we do this?Organizing with artists, promoters, labels, festivals, journalists, venues, and music lovers who care as much as you do.Who’s with us?
To the leaders of /none and others like you. We have some questions.
Meanwhile, read the stories of those who left the agency below.
All names are anonymous out of protection and consent.
Shortly after the suspension of the ABCDLFG website, the leaders of /none invited the former artists to a meeting over Telegram. The former members of /none declined by writing another open letter with our assistance.
The PDF can be viewed and downloaded here.
To the IndustryThis is a collective call to action towards dismantling systems of harm that reward discrimination within the music industry.There is something all of us can do.
You don't have to make music in order to make a change within the music industry.Even if you simply enjoy listening to music, there are many things you can do to help make the lives of your favorite artists more livable.
Let us count the ways together.
Our Instagram page was reported and banned on February 4, 2023.
We saw this coming.We have preserved the majority of information the profile gathered.
We will share it soon upon receiving the appropriate consent.
For now, our posts are now available for your own reference, free to download and share.We will not be policed or silenced. In fact, we have barely begun.
Stay up to date with everything we want to do for everyone but cis dudes.
Harm doesn't always lead to
healing that is permanent.
In fact, healing is never permanent. It is ongoing.
Fortunately, there are ways to make that harm
less and less likely to repeat itself.We hope this living document offers you ways to make that happen
within our collective communities, even outside of the music industry.We are all capable of healing!Translations will be available soon.
A more simplified version of the curriculum is available for download below.
Here is our database with real world evidence proving how restoration is possible, even outside of the music industry.
In a harmful music industry,
the music is not always allowed to speak for itself.
The sonic offerings you find here are the best we got to show beyond piles of written text that the music can - and must - speak for itself.The music we showcase here will take many forms, as our collective struggle and collaboration surely will.Our celebration is already ahead of us.
If you would like to contribute to this series, please send us a message via our contact form below.
If you have your own story to tell, let us know here and we will send you an encrypted link to speak directly with us.