Gender-equity organisation Keychange is starting 2023 with a big announcement: the addition of 74 people to its ‘Talent Development Programme’. This is a mixture of musicians and music industry workers who’ll be taking part in the year-long initiative.
The new participants are drawn from countries including Canada, Estonia, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Ireland, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
Keychange has also published some stats on the demographics of its latest cohort: 51.7% identify as LGBTQIA+; 9.5% identify as gender expansive; and 27.3% belong to racially marginalised communities within their countries.
The news comes as Keychange prepares to publish an update on progress around its ‘Keychange Pledge’, which commits companies and organisations to work towards 50/50 gender splits (be that artists on stage or signed to labels, staff at companies, guests on TV / radio shows etc).
“These findings will also form the building blocks for the next chapter of our work,” said project lead Merle Bremer.
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