The first UK Music Diversity Summit was held in London on July 12th 2016 at PPL.
The UK Music Diversity Taskforce launched the first ever music industry workforce diversity survey on 11th July and it is supported by all elements of the UK music industry. It was created to gain an accurate snapshot of diversity in the workplace (with an initial focus on gender and ethnicity) within the UK’s many music businesses.
It is important that today’s UK music sector is open, transparent and progressive and through this survey, industry will be able to measure, analyse and act upon its findings in order to ensure that the ecosystem behind British music is as representative, vibrant and diverse as the music we export globally.
By repeating the survey in future years, the taskforce will also be able to map out progress and improve opportunities for individuals from all backgrounds to forge a career within the industry. The results will be published later this year.
The UK Music Diversity Taskforce was established late in 2015 by umbrella industry body UK Music with representatives from all of the core industry sectors: major and indie record labels, music publishers, trade organisations, collection societies and the British live music industry. The taskforce is chaired by Keith Harris OBE.