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'In an exceptionally challenging year, the BMC stands out as a beacon of hope for those demanding fast and meaningful change. Racial injustice must be stamped out and it is vital that the Music Industry comes together to power up Black Executive and creative talent. In six months, the impact of the BMC's work through the Call to Action manifesto launch and support behind the scenes has been huge. But much more needs to be done to hold the industry to account and seize the momentum, so we're very proud to be working closely with the Executive Steering Committee on every faith the BMC will achieve long-term change.'
"The BMC have made monumental moves in the last few months and there is a real sense of Black community amongst people who didn't necessarily know each other before. I am honoured to be a part of the the de-stigmatisation of blackness in music."
"I am pleased that the BMC can be a voice for all Black professionals, whilst helping to progress their careers at all levels of the industry."
"I'm so proud of the work the BMCI and the wider BMC are doing and look forward to actualising meaningful and lasting change".
"Being a part of BMCI is an honour and I look forward to contributing towards positive change brought about within my life. I'm invested personally in the vision of change shared by the fellow members of the BMCI and our allies."
At PPL, we have benefitted from insight and guidance from the Black Music Coalition this year as we have sought to drive forward positive change within the company and across the industry in equality, diversity and inclusion. Their recommendations have supported us in shaping and delivering new initiatives, including an internal Diversity Forum, a revised approach to recruitment, and greater engagement with Black music industry professionals, amongst other things. We are committed to doing even more in 2021 and beyond to shape an industry where all talent can thrive, regardless of their background
'The Black Music Coalition has called for a number of measures from the industry, including mandatory anti-racism training, adoption of a budget to support black organisations, career development for black staff, and removal of the term ‘urban music’ in favour of ‘black music’.
"The BMC is an exciting group of individuals that give support to young Black Execs coming up behind me that will need the support and advice that I didn't necessarily know was there".