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Boost Diversity in the Music Industry with UK Music’s Survey

UK Music, the voice of the UK’s commercial music industry, has launched a Music Industry Workforce Diversity Survey to help bring about “major change at pace”.

Published: 17 June 2020 | 12:00 AM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:31 PM
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The globally respected survey comes at a crucial time for the industry in the wake of #BlackOutTuesday, #TheShowMustBePaused and protests in support of Black Lives Matter.

The survey tracks progress to boost diversity and inclusion in the UK’s music industry that contributes £5.2 billion a year to the UK economy and sustains 190,000 jobs.

UK Music, the umbrella body that represents the commercial music business, and of which the MU is a part, said that the globally respected survey comes at a crucial time for the industry in the wake of #BlackOutTuesday, #TheShowMustBePaused and protests in support of Black Lives Matter.

The survey is open to everyone – but will be more relevant to members who run small businesses or labels and employ people, or orchestral player,s than it will be to freelancers who play solo or in bands.

It will take around five-minutes to complete, and all responses are anonymous, confidential and managed in accordance with GDPR legislation.

Take UK Music’s survey now.

The survey will give critical insights

Led by UK Music’s Diversity Taskforce and its chair Ammo Talwar MBE, the survey collates data from across the music business including studios, management agencies, music publishers, major and independent record labels, music licensing companies and the live music sector.

Launched in 2016, the findings of the survey give the music industry, the Government and other stakeholders a critical insight into where improvements are needed regarding diversity and inclusion – and highlights where positive change is already under way.

UK Music will publish the results of the survey later this year as part of a report. The survey results are published every two years.

Help shape the new voices of the music industry

UK Music Diversity Taskforce Chair Ammo Talwar said:

“Now is not the time for silence! We need major change at pace with impact in the music industry. This survey helps to kickstart the change we all want and deserve.

“Our diversity is the source of our greatest strength. Help us shape the new voices in the music industry by being part of the change.

“Vision without evidence and action is a dream. Action without vision is a nightmare. Help shape the future of the music industry to ensure diversity sits front, centre and back.”

Take UK Music’s survey now.

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