Black Lives In Music (BLIM), the initiative uniting organisations and musicians to create a truly inclusive and diverse music industry, have launched a brand-new series.
Titled Being Black In The UK Music Industry, this new series is made up of four parts and addresses the injustices faced by Black people within the music industry and the solutions which could bring about much-needed change.
In this first instalment, music artist Kima Otung and director, publisher and artist manager Paulette Long OBE focus on the experience of Black women in the music industry and shed light on the challenges they face.
The launch of Being Black In The UK Industry comes after BLIM shared the findings from the largest survey of Black musicians and music industry professionals. The survey highlights “disturbing experiences of systemic and institutionalised racism” in the UK Music Industry and found that 86% of Black music creators agree there are barriers to progression.
Take in the first episode of Being Black In The UK Music Industry above.