As the #TheShowMustBePaused movement began in 2020, all three major labels created funds and made commitments around diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The progress since hasn’t always been as fast as hoped in some quarters, but there is a sense of forward momentum as the majors appointed senior executives to oversee DEI, and set about the work that needs to be done.
The latest example is at Warner Music Group, which has launched its ‘Global DEI Institute’ to provide information and workshops for WMG’s staff around the world. It will also include an ‘Innovation Lab’ that will test out new ideas for growing DEI across the company, pitched by employees themselves.
“As a company, we continue to reflect internally and build the roadmap ahead toward more equity and inclusion, and this Institute will help drive this imperative work,” said global head of DEI Dr Maurice Stinnett.