Recent Articles on Equality & Diversity in Music:
Sammy Andrews to launch directory of female and BAME speakers for music industry events http://www.completemusicupdate.com/article/sammy-andrews-to-launch-directory-of-female-and-bame-speakers-for-music-industry-events
Women In Music: WIN's Alison Wenham http://www.musicweek.com/interviews/read/women-in-music-win-s-alison-wenham/066565
UK Music diversity survey findings revealed http://www.musicweek.com/media/read/uk-music-diversity-survey-findings-revealed/067058
Upper reaches of music industry 'a man's world', diversity study finds https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jan/09/upper-reaches-of-music-industry-a-mans-world-diversity-study-finds
2016: The year diversity broke http://www.musicweek.com/analysis/read/2016-the-year-diversity-broke/066979
Alan Davey, BBC Radio 3 Controller on lack of diversity in classical music http://www.musicweek.com/news/read/diversity-is-crucial-for-classical-music-we-re-missing-out-on-creativity-says-davey/065510
Vick Bain, CEO BASCA blog on Equality & Diversity in Music for CMW http://cmw.net/guest-blog-vick-bain-addressing-equality-and-diversity-in-the-music-industry/
BASCA Research on lack of diversity in classical music commissioning http://basca.org.uk/2016/05/22/new-basca-research-highlights-lack-diversity-within-classical-music-commissioning/
Women in Music Awards - http://www.mw-womeninmusic.com/
Ged Doherty, Chairman BPI - Editorial in the Guardian, March 2016 - http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/mar/04/brit-awards-britssowhite-overhauled-pledges-chairman-ged-doherty
Jo Dipple- DCMS Blog for International Women's Day 2015 - http://www.ukmusic.org/news/uk-music-ceo-jo-dipple-looks-at-the-challenges-women-face-today-at-the-top
Alternative 30 under 30 list - DJ Semtex / Nation of Billions - March 2016 - http://nationofbillions.com/30-more-under-30-the-future-of-the-music-biz
Alison Wenham, Chair & CEO AIM /CC Skills interview 2013 - https://ccskills.org.uk/careers/blog/women-in-the-music-industry
Gender Equality in Music Blog http://www.lucyblairpettersson.com/2016/04/25/gender-equality-in-music-the-next-steps/
Creative Diversity Network (TV Industry)
Formerly Cultural Diversity Network, this group is backed by the BBC, Channel Four, Sky, S4C, ITV, PACT, ITN, Bafta, MTV, Turner Broadcasting and the Media Trust. Currently chaired by Mark Thompson, Director General of the BBC, it celebrates diversity in front of and behind the camera.
The following organisations provide information, advice and guidance on a range of equality and diversity issues:
Government Equalities Office
The Equalities Office has responsibility across government for equality strategy and legislation, and offers a range of publications and guidance for businesses on equality and diversity.
Equality and Diversity Forum
A national network of equality and human rights organisations offering guidance and training on inclusive employment practice.
Employers Forum on Age
The EFA is an independent network of leading employers who recognise the value of an age diverse workforce. It offers a range of information guides and training tools to support businesses.
Employers Forum on Disability
Employers' organisation focused on disability as it affects business. Offers a range of benefits to members, including access to specialist advice on the Equality Act and expert consultancy on customer services, web accessibility and company policies and procedures.
Employers Forum on Belief
Employers forum developed to share good practice on religion, belief and non-belief in order to make the most of a diverse workforce. Offers a range of employer guides.
Attitude is Everything
Working to improve deaf and disabled people's access to live music by working in partnership with audiences, artists and the music industry to implement a Charter of Best Practice across the UK.Provides Disability Equality Training, access auditing and a range of other services for businesses.
BITC: Business In The Community
BITC is a national charity that works to promote corporate social responsibility in business. It offers member organisations practical advice and a range of tools and research on issues of equality and diversity.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Europe's largest HR and development professional body, offering a range of publications, practical tools and training to help businesses promote equal opportunities and manage diversity and inclusion.
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