The Association of Artist Managers (AAM) in Australia has updated its Code of Conduct to include a clause on sexual harassment.

The peak body, which has over 220 active managers as members, is the only peak body for managers of contemporary music – a largely unregulated sector of the music industry.

Among 12 clauses relating to professionalism, ethical conduct, duty of care to the artist, and conflict of interest, the Code now features the following addition:

“To not engage in any acts of sexual harassment including unwanted, unwelcome or uninvited behaviour of a sexual nature, which makes a person feel offended, humiliated or intimidated.”

According to the Australian Human Rights Commission, sexual harassment is any unwanted or unwelcome sexual behaviour that makes someone feel offended, humiliated or intimidated.

The AAM is leading by example in the Australian music industry following the watershed #metoo movement and local #meNOmore open letter for the industry.