UK Music reopens Diversity Survey for 2017

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UK Music Diversity Taskforce has reopened its industry-wide workforce survey for 2017.

The study, which was launched last year and is supported by the whole music business, aims to gain an accurate snapshot of diversity in the workplace.

The taskforce will use the findings from the 2017 to measure, analyse and act – helping to ensure the British music business is as representative, vibrant and diverse as possible.

By repeating the survey year-on-year, UK Music will also be able to map out progress. The results will be published later this year.

2016’s survey revealed the proportion of BAME (Black, Asian, 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 figures 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.

If you are a music business or employee and wish to complete this year’s survey, click here.