Robyn, Tove Lo join thousands of women in signing open letter against abuse in Swedish music industry

Read the full letter in English.

November 21, 2017

Robyn, Tove Lo, Zara Larsson, and First Aid Kit are among nearly 2000 Swedish women who have signed an open letter highlighting sexual abuse and harassment in their national music industry.

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The letter was published by Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter and includes a introductory message from the group alongside anonymous testimonies from some of the 1993 women who have put their names behind it. “We demand zero tolerance for sexual exploitation or violence. Sexual assault or violence will have consequences in terms of terminations of contracts,” it reads. “We will put shame back where it belongs—with the perpetrators and the people protecting them.”

The list of names attached to the letter includes Nina Persson of the Cardigans, Senaibo Sey, and Bebban Stenborg of Shout Out Louds, plus behind the scenes figures such as managers and CEOs. Read the full letter in English here.

Since the letter was published late last week male executives from major label groups Warner, Universal, and Sony have responded, Billboard reports.

Robyn, Tove Lo join thousands of women in signing open letter against abuse in Swedish music industry