The UK Music Diversity Taskforce has sprung into action, launching an industry wide diversity survey aimed at providing an “accurate snapshot” of diversity in music industry workplaces. The Gen gets the feeling that the industry is not going to be a shining example on this one, but it is positive that some measures are being taken to address this.
The distribution of the survey, which will focus primarily on gender and ethnicity, coincides with the first ever UK Music Diversity Summit, which took place last week.
A statement accompanying the launch read: “It is important that today’s UK music sector is open, transparent and progressive and through this survey, industry will be able to measure, analyse and act upon its findings in order to ensure that the ecosystem behind British music is as representative, vibrant and diverse as the music we export globally”.
It continued: “By repeating the survey in future years, the taskforce will also be able to map out progress and improve opportunities for individuals from all backgrounds to forge a career within the industry. The results will be published later this year”.
Established last year, the UK Music Diversity Taskforce features representatives from each of the core industry sectors: major and indie record labels, music publishers, trade organisations, collection societies and the live industry.
Find out more and complete the brief survey here.
In further diversity news it’s just been announced that BBC Radio 3 are hosting a one-day Diversity And Inclusion In Composition conference to identify ways in which to build greater diversity among those composing classical music,
Radio 3 Controller Alan Davey said: “The more we invest in diversity, the more talent and interesting art will emerge and we’ll be able connect our audiences with even more remarkable music and culture that is reflective of the kind of country we are”.
The event will be held at the Royal Northern College Of Music in Manchester on 19 Oct.
Radio 3 is calling on representatives from across the classical music industry to register their interest for a free pass by completing this form.
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