"I'm proud to stand in solidarity, as not just an artist, but a young woman with my fellow sisters, in this room, who make up the music industry. Artists, writers, assistants, publicists, CEOs, producers, engineers and women from all sectors of the business. We are also daughters, wives, mothers, sisters and human beings.
"We come in peace but we mean business. And to those who would dare try to silence us, we offer you two words – Time's Up. We say Time's Up for pay and equality. Time's Up for discrimination. Time's Up for harassment, of any kind, and Time's Up for the abuse of power. Because you see, it's not just going on in Hollywood, it's not just going on in Washington, it's right here in our industry as well.
"And just as we have the power to shape culture, we also have the power to undo the culture that does not serve us well. So let's work together. Women and men, as a united music industry committed to creating more safe work environments, equal pay and access for all women."