Useful Links & Articles

Recent Articles on Equality & Diversity in Music:


Filling the ‘Generational Gap’ in the Boardroom;

Equal Parental Pay

Vick Bain, CEO of BASCA, discusses family life whilst working in the music industry

Sammy Andrews to launch directory of female and BAME speakers for music industry events

Women In Music: WIN's Alison Wenham

UK Music diversity survey findings revealed

Upper reaches of music industry 'a man's world', diversity study finds

2016: The year diversity broke

Alan Davey, BBC Radio 3 Controller on lack of diversity in classical music

Vick Bain, CEO BASCA blog on Equality & Diversity in Music for CMW

BASCA Research on lack of diversity in classical music commissioning

Women in Music Awards

Ged Doherty, Chairman BPI - Editorial in the Guardian, March 2016

Jo Dipple- DCMS Blog for International Women's Day 2015

Alternative 30 under 30 list - DJ Semtex / Nation of Billions - March 2016

Alison Wenham, Chair & CEO AIM /CC Skills interview 2013

Gender Equality in Music Blog


Useful Links:

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.

Musicians' Union

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.

Mindful Employer
Whatever the size or sector of your organisation, and whether you're the CEO, a director, the owner or a trustee, your role is to make it a success, using your skills, experience and judgment. You will have financial responsibilities and oversee the duty of care for your staff. Your managers and employees are your most valuable asset.

So what are the benefits to your organisation of being a MINDFUL EMPLOYER?

Disability Rights UK
We want a society where everyone can participate equally.

DR UK is itself led by people with diverse experiences of disability and health conditions, from different communities. We work with allies committed to equal participation for all. Together we can be stronger.

Acas will be widely recognised as Britain's leading impartial authority on workplace relationships and effectiveness.

We will provide employers and employees with a unique combination of digital, practical and expert services, to help them build thriving workplaces and working lives.

We're here to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they're not alone.

We believe we're stronger united, so we partner with organisations that help us create real change for the better. We have laid deep foundations across Britain - in some of our greatest institutions - so our communities can continue to find ways to flourish, and individuals can reach their full potential. We’re here to support those who can’t yet be themselves.

Shaw Trust
Shaw Trust is a national charity working to create brighter futures for the people and communities we serve.

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