British organisation Black Lives in Music has announced its anti-racism code for the music industry, which will be adopted in 2023 with the backing of industry bodies and the UK’s Independent Standards Authority.
Chief executive Charisse Beaumont made the announcement yesterday at the parliamentary inquiry into misogyny in the music industry. The code will cover people working in the UK industry, including freelancers, with a focus on pay, inclusion and safety for Black, Asian and ethically diverse people.
“We really hope to see a better music industry; one that everyone can feel safe and belong in; one that is striving for every person so they can fulfil their ambition,” said Beaumont, according to the Guardian.
For more on Black Lives in Music’s work, read our report on Beaumont’s appearance at the FastForward conference in September.