There has been a lot of talk about the need for more diversity within the music industry, but happily also a growing amount of action to achieve that, particularly around programs to cast the net as widely as possible for new entrants to the industry.

The latest example in the UK is called Future1000, hosted by Radio 1 DJ Jaguar. Its ambition: “to introduce 1000 female, trans and non-binary students into electronic music by 2022” using video courses on topics including DJing, music production and radio presenting.

The program is aimed at 12-18 year-olds in the UK, who need to be enrolled by their music teachers. Schools that take part will also get a long-term loan of Pioneer’s DJ DDJ-200 controller, while Spotify’s Soundtrap music creation software is also part of the scheme.

Music Ally’s next Learn Live webinar will help you understand what’s required for artists to thrive in new international markets!

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Stuart Dredge

Music Ally's Head of Insight

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