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BPI launches its equality and justice advisory group


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British music industry body the BPI has launched an equality and justice advisory group, which it says will “advise and challenge the BPI on matters initially focused on race and gender in order to further support and promote equality and inclusion in music alongside other industry initiatives”.

It’s an expansion of the existing Brits Diversity Advisory Group, which was created in 2016 after criticism of a lack of diversity in the Brit Awards and its voting body.

The new group, which will have a wider industry focus, is co-chaired by Kwame Kwaten, Paulette Long OBE, and Ged Doherty.

Long said that the group is “ready to tackle inequalities in the music industry having already proved that meaningful engagement, a strategic plan of action and a desire to do what is right can bring about real lasting change”.

Stuart Dredge

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