Last week we explained how the MU was deeply concerned that claims of racial profiling of musicians by the Met Police had once again surfaced.
As a result, MU General Secretary Naomi Pohl, today met with Amy Lame and the Mayor of London's team. They discussed allegations that the Met Police have been targeting live events featuring Black artists or music of Black origin.
It was agreed to look into the issue further and review licensing processes to ensure equal treatment of events regardless of genre.
A wider industry meeting will be convened in due course involving UK Music, Black Lives in Music and other relevant organisations.
Equality at the MU
As a member-led organisation, we often ask for members' opinions on a whole range of topics to ensure that our work represents your views and our equality networks are an important part of this process. We have four major equality network groups and a Young Member Network.
The Network for Musicians who Experience Racism is a space where people with shared identities and backgrounds can connect, network and make positive change across the MU and the music industry. It ensures that the voices of members who experience racism are heard and that opportunities for activism and leadership are created.