Equality & Diversity

Equality across the music industry

Diversity is not an option for music. It is a necessity. UK Music is committed to helping music companies diversify and adopt fair and inclusive employment practices.

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British music is one of the UK’s strongest assets. The eco-system that supports and promotes the music economy relies on a constantly refreshed pool of young and diverse creative talent. We must ensure we attract people into the industry from all walks of life and all backgrounds and encourage them to progress through the ranks.

Diversity is not an option for music. It is a necessity. UK Music is committed to helping music companies diversify and adopt fair and inclusive employment practices.

UK Music Diversity Taskforce

Established in 2015, the Diversity Taskforce includes representatives from the core industry sectors: major and indie record labels, music publishers, trade organisations, collection societies and the British live music industry. Find out more here. 

Diversity Workforce Survey

In 2016, to get a clearer picture of the music industry workforce, UK Music undertook the first pan-industry workforce diversity survey, focusing on gender and ethnicity.  We have continued to undertake a survey and publish the results every two years. 

Diversity Survey 2016 

Diversity Survey 2018

Diversity Survey 2020

Diversity Survey 2022

Ten-Point Plan

The Ten-Point Plan was launched in 2020 to align UK Music members on strategic actions to help increase diversity and boost inclusion at the trade bodies that represent the majority of the UK music industry. Find out more here

Five Ps: The Music Industry’s Action Plan

Building and expanding on the work of the Ten-Point Plan, the Five P’s maps out five key areas that UK Music and the UK Music Diversity Taskforce hope the music industry can use as a framework to deliver enduring results for diversity and inclusion. Find out more here

Meet The Campaigners

To find out more about some of the work the industry is doing on equality, diversity and inclusion take a look at our Meet The Campaigners series: 

Black Lives In Music

Black Music Coalition

PRS Foundation’s Power Up

ESEA

Trans Creative Collective

Attitude Is Everything

PiPA

Women In Ctrl

Neko Trust

If you would like to be featured in the Meet The Campaigners series email info@ukmusic.org.