UK’s Musicians’ Union signs Black Lives in Music partnership


The latest organisations teaming up to work on diversity, equity and inclusion in the music industry are the UK’s Musicians’ Union and Black Lives in Music. They have announced a partnership this morning that will see them working together over the next three years in various ways.

The deal follows Black Lives in Music’s publication last year of its ‘Being Black in the UK Music Industry‘ report, based on a survey that found 63% of Black musicians and 73% of Black music industry professionals have experienced direct or indirect racism during their careers.

“The goal of this collaboration is to empower Black music creators, ensure quality music education is available at grass roots, combat racism, remove systemic barriers and create career opportunities for Black musicians resulting in a level playing field across our music ecosystem,” said Black Lives in Music CEO Charisse Beaumont about the Musicians’ Union partnership.

Written by: Stuart Dredge