Tag: diversity

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AIM and WIN call for ‘no more manels’ at conferences

It’s still rare to find a music-industry conference without at least one ‘manel’ – an all-male panel. Indie bodies WIN and AIM are trying to see off the sausagefests with their public-speaking workshops for women...
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Spotify and Max Martin launch diversity-focused The Equalizer Project

Spotify is launching a new initiative in Sweden called The Equalizer Project, which will focus on the role of women in the music industry. The streaming service is working with partners the Swedish Music Publishers’...
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Dice Girls Music Day returns as a two-day event

British ticketing startup Dice is planning another ‘Girls Music Day’ event for 16-24 year-old women with ambitions to work in the music industry. This time round, it will actually be ‘days’ – a two-day event...
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More YouTube controversy: this time over LGBTQ videos

March hasn’t been a good month for YouTube. The ‘value gap’ debate has taken a backseat to other headaches around the video service’s status as a publisher as well as a platform. We reported yesterday on the rumpus...
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Spotify’s Uber partnership wobbled after recent controversy

Thus far, Spotify has escaped criticism over the fallout from partner Uber’s recent controversies, which have taken in accusations of sexism, rows about regulations, and an embarrassing episode where CEO Travis Kalanick...
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The future music industry: more diverse, less siloed… and completely unpredictable

The FastForward conference in Amsterdam is only in its second year, but its concluding panel session already has some traditions. The audience have beers, the panel members have beers, and there’s a participatory drinking...
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So long, white manels! Let’s Be The Change aims for diversity at music industry conferences

If you’ve ever found yourself annoyed by all-male ‘manels’ at music-industry conferences, a new initiative that’s launching this morning should be encouraging. Let’s Be The Change is being launched by industry...
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UK Music report explores diversity in UK industry

British industry body UK Music has published the results of its first workforce diversity survey, which canvassed nearly 3,000 employees from labels, publishers, management companies, collecting societies and live firms. Among...
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Pandora sets new diversity targets for 2020

We know that Pandora is aiming for $4bn of annual revenues by 2020, because CEO Tim Westergren has outlined that goal publicly. Now the streaming service is setting another target: to ensure its workforce is even more diverse...
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UK Music launches diversity survey for music industry

British music body UK Music has launched an industry workforce diversity survey, with the aim of generating sturdy data on gender and ethnicity within UK music businesses. The survey’s launch came before today’s UK Music...
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Latest stats on just how white and male the VC industry is

Tech news site The Information has published a study of the demographic makeup of senior venture capitalists, and it certainly won’t dispel claims that the tech investment industry is overwhelmingly white and male. “Ninety...