I’ve been wondering when or if this kind of reckoning was going to happen with touring musicians in the #metoo era, but it seems a lot harder to address because:
- Generally musicians don’t work for large companies with HR teams. They are either individuals or a band that is probably a corporate in and of itself, and they don’t give a shit about HR.
- It’s not currently illegal to have consensual sex with a fan who is of age. And unfortunately it seems pretty rare or nonexistant that underage fans sue.
- The music labels, which do have HR teams, generally don’t care what their artists do until they get into trouble. As long as the money’s flowing, they are unlikely to mandate rules about this sort of thing, above and beyond a very generic morality clause that I assume most labels include in their contracts.
Maybe things will change as time goes on though.