About Us & Policies

COMPANY NO: 12402474

Founding Editors: Mari Lane, Tash Walker, Kate Crudgington
Art Director: Paul Dawes
Official Photographer: Jon Mo

Get In Her Ears (GIHE) is a non-profit platform dedicated to promoting and supporting women & non-binary people in new music. Listen to our Hoxton Radio show every Thursday 7-9pm. Catch us for a night of live music at The Finsbury Pub on the second Friday of every month. Read all about the latest new music on our blog.

If you’d like to know more about GIHE, read our reasons for starting it all here.

CONTACT

Managing Editor: Mari Lane (marigetinherears@gmail.com)
Features Editor: Kate Crudgington (kate@getinherears.co.uk)
Digital Editor: Tash Walker (tash@getinherears.co.uk)

GIHE: PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY 

IF YOU PLAN TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS WITH A PROFESSIONAL CAMERA AT A GET IN HER EARS GIG, PLEASE SEEK AUTHORITY FROM A MEMBER OF GET IN HER EARS FIRST. 

  • Please respect GIHE inclusive ethos, where every artist/performer/attendee should feel comfortable and safe at all our events.
  • You may take photos for the first three songs of the artist’s set.
  • We have an official GIHE photographer. If you are interested in photographs for an article, these may be used with appropriate credit.

FOR ANY QUERIES OR TO REQUEST A PHOTO PASS PLEASE EMAIL:

marigetinherears@gmail.com or kate@getinherears.co.uk

GIHE: External Behavioural Guidance

At Get In Her Ears, it is at the core of what we do to create a platform where everyone, especially women (including trans women) and non-binary people, feel comfortable. This extends to any interviews, radio shows, or gigs we are involved in.

Both promoters and music venues have an integral role in fighting sexual assault and harassment. At GIHE, we aim to work with other organisations/venues to improve the gig-going experience for everyone. Here is a basic guide of things to consider:

Staff Training

  • We understand that there are many different staff within a venue and that it is a joint responsibility of everyone to ensure the safety and well being of everyone.
  • All staff should be aware of what is happening around them and work with other members of the team to highlight anything that ‘doesn’t look right: E.g. does someone look like they might be in trouble? Do security need to be made aware? Are all staff equipped to deal with someone reporting an incident of assault to?
  • At GIHE, we are here to help in this situation and promote ourselves as people that incidents can be reported to. It is therefore best practice for us to have a member of staff that we can consult when an incident is reported.

Zero Tolerance to sexual assault or harassment.

We expect all venues we work with to take this approach, in order to maintain a safe space for persons of all genders and sexuality. Here are the principles that we work to at Get In Her Ears which may work as a guide for you to adopt:

  • All of our staff, attendees and artists have the right to be in a safe environment, without being spoken to in an offensive, rude or abusive way.
  • We ask that no assumptions about our staff, attendees and artists’ sexuality or gender identity are made.
  • We will not tolerate any forms of assault or harassment. This may include speaking to others unkindly, using sexist, racist, homo-bi-les-phobic, ableist, transphobic, ageist or any other form of discriminatory language or being openly disrespectful of our staff, GIHE members, attendees and artists.
  • We will not tolerate offensive language or behaviour. This may include speaking to others unkindly, using sexist, racist, homo-bi-les-phobic, ableist, transphobic, ageist or any other form of discriminatory language or being openly disrespectful of venue staff, GIHE members, attendees and artists.
  • An integral part of our policies and practice is to ensure that the management and staff of any facility or event our staff and volunteers use/attend (whether directly controlled by the event organisers or employed by other people at the venue), are fully aware of the sensitivities involved in addressing people by their correct gender (which might be no gender.)
  • When asking a person’s name it is important to ask what pronouns they would like you to use when referring to them.
  • We ask that you respect any volunteers’ choice to use facilities for their true gender.
  • We appreciate that language around LGBT+ issues can need clarification and are more than happy to discuss this with you prior to the event.

If you have found yourself in a situation at any event that Get In Her Ears has promoted or organised where you have been victimised, please contact us directly on any of the email addresses listed under ‘Contacts’ on this page.

Mission statement & values

“Don’t agonise, organise.” – Florynce Kennedy

We are Get In Her Ears. We are dedicated to promoting and supporting women and non-binary people in music. We aspire to a music industry and gig environment which is free from sexual assault and any form of harassment.

WE value:

  • Variety
  • Inter-sectional feminism
  • Commitment to equality
  • Empowerment
  • Awareness/raising awareness
  • Doing it for the Grrrls
  • Progression
  • Unity
  • And of course, new music!