diversity in UK Music

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UK Music is the umbrella body representing the collective interests of the UK’s commercial music industry, from songwriters and composers to artists and musicians, studio producers, music managers, music publishers, major and independent record labels, music licensing companies and the live music sector.

UK Music believes that diversity is "not an option for music, it is a necessity" and is committed to helping music companies diversify and adopt fair and inclusive employment practices. See more about its policies here.

At the beginning of 2016, UK Music created a Diversity Taskforce chaired by Keith Harris. As part of this work, UK Music launched the first workforce diversity survey in July 2016 across the many music businesses in the UK. The aim was to take a snapshot of diversity and create a baseline against which to track future progress.

This inaugural diversity survey took data from almost 3,000 staff from major and independent record labels, music publishers, managers, producers, royalty-collection societies and the live music industry. Read about the results here.

To coincide with the survey’s launch in July 2016, UK Music hosted a diversity summit at PPL’s offices in London with key figures from the industry to discuss issues and challenges. 

The UK Music Diversity Taskforce will use the results of the survey to monitor progress in the industry, and work with companies on best practice.

For more information on diversity in music, contact:


Ele Hill
UK Music
Ele.hill@ukmusic.org
0203 713 8444