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12-21 November 2021

Serious & Black Lives in Music: New partnership

Serious is very proud to announce a partnership with Black Lives in Music – a new organisation working across the music industry to combat racism and achieve equality for people of colour, uniting different corners of the music scene to create a truly inclusive and diverse ecosystem.

Its taskforce comprises some of the most esteemed Black executives and musicians in the UK working for diversity and equality in music. Amongst them are Orphy Robinson MBE, Shabaka Hutchings, Paulette Long OBE, Cleveland Watkiss MBE, Yvette Griffith and James Joseph.

We are strongly committed to fostering a more inclusive and equitable music industry that is truly representative of the country – both in our own work and in encouraging the wider ecosystem to change – and so we’re very excited to support and work with BLiM closely over the coming years as an important cornerstone to that change. We will have more details on how that policy and partnership will develop over the coming months.

We’re also a proud signatory of their 10 point charter which we’d encourage all of our friends and partners in the music industry to sign up to as well: https://blim.org.uk/charter/

Black musicians and professionals, your voice matters! There is currently no data on Black musicians in the UK. Your stories can change the music industry. Please complete BLiM’s survey at blim.org.uk/change. Data drives change – if there's no voice, there will be no progression.

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