In partnership with Dazed and Sony Music UK, the Black Music Coalition present HerStory – a celebration of some of the incredible women who have and continue to shape the future of the music industry in the UK and beyond.

This is a celebration and recognition of the shoulders the future generation of talented Black women stand on: women who have blazed a trail where very few if any before them were able to take up space and achieve remarkable success against the odds. We understand the blindspot Black women have been placed in over the years by the industry so we ensure that raising the profile and voice of the Black women executives is another vital pillar of the work that the BMC does.

Music generates billions for the UK economy, it’s important to highlight the role Black women have played. Many have flown under the radar and we can’t underestimate the importance of giving them their flowers and sending a resounding message that they are deserving of their seat at the table.

Written by Jumi Akinfenwa (Dazed)
Foreword by Clara Amfo 
Photography: Ejatu Shaw 
Styling: Laurie Hadleigh 
Set Design: Mariana ‘Mars’ Jaguite 
Photography Assistant: Jasmijjn van Buytene 
Set Design Assistant: Abisade Bhadmus 
MUA: Courtney Reece-Scott, Jayne Ionica, Nakiya Brown  o.b.o Rage Beauty 

With thanks to Benjart, Daily Paper, House of CB, Nike and Fenty Beauty
With thanks to Jamila Nabukeera, Negla Abdela and Glyn Aikins (Sony Music UK) 
Curators and Executive Producers: Komali Scott-Jones, Char Grant, Afryea Henry-Fontaine and Sheryl Nwosu o.b.o The Black Music Coalition