LISTEN exists to initiate and foster change, using a feminist perspective to promote the visibility and experiences of women, gender non-conforming and LGBTQIA+ people, people of colour, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and other marginalised folk in Australian music.
LISTEN presents live music showcase events, community discussions, and a bi-annual conference. LISTEN also utilises online and print media to share experiences, opinion pieces, musical ideas, paraphernalia and mix tapes, and runs an offshoot record label, Listen Records.
A grassroots and entirely volunteer-run organisation, LISTEN is here to spark conversation, initiate change, and celebrate equal participation in the music industry. This outcome is one we aim to facilitate in whatever way the community believes effective and appropriate, and we encourage engagement with anyone who is enthused and inspired to do so.
LISTEN values: Equality, Intersectionality, Fairness, Justice, Education, Inquiry, Innovation, Interconnection, Inclusion, Honesty, Respect and Compassion.