US industry body the Recording Academy has announced a partnership with racial justice organisation Color of Change, including making a $1m donation to it.
The pair will be working together on initiatives including creating a Black music advisory group for the Academy; a membership campaign to sign up more Black voting members; and an industry-wide diversity and inclusion summit.
Color of Change will also be advising the Academy on its plans to launch an industry ‘Inclusion Rider and Toolkit’ later this year.
“The Recording Academy has entered a new chapter of transformative change, and we are honoured to partner with Color of Change as we work together to set new standards to elevate Black music creators and build a more diverse and equitable industry,” said Valeisha Butterfield Jones, chief diversity and inclusion officer for the Recording Academy.
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