Have your say in the latest edition of the UK Music Diversity Survey, which aims to provide an accurate snapshot of diversity and inclusion in the music business.
The annual survey was launched in 2016 by the organisation’s Diversity Taskforce and is supported by the whole music business.
The taskforce’s aim is to work with industry bodies and music employers to ensure that workforces are as demonstrably diverse as the music created and exported.
Findings from the 2018 survey will be used to measure, analyse and improve on the current situation. And, by repeating the survey year-on-year, the taskforce will be able to map out progress over time.
The results are issued bi-annually, with 2018’s expected later this year.
If you are a music business or employee and wish to complete the survey, click here.
2016’s survey revealed the proportion of BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) representation in the music industry’s workforce is 15.6 percent, higher than the UK population as a whole (12.8 percent).
At the same time, the research discovered that the proportion decreases by age: between the ages of 35 and 44 the figure is 11.7 percent and from 45 to 64, this figure sits at 7.6 percent.
The overall split of men to women (53.6 percent to 45.3 percent) in the music industry shows women are slightly underrepresented in comparison with the UK population (49.3 percent to 50.7 percent).
However, between the ages of 25 and 34, women account for 54.5 percent of the workforce which looks more positive for younger women in the industry.
This number drops to 41.4 percent in the 35 to 44 age range and to 32.7 percent between 45 and 64.