Category: DE&I

Reading Time: 5 minutes UK Music today unveiled the findings of its 2024 Workforce Diversity Survey, which gives a revealing snapshot of those working behind the scenes in the UK music industry. The results show significant improvements in the areas of gender and ethnicity. However, the findings also highlight areas where more progress is needed.  A total of 2,874 […]

Reading Time: 9 minutes Interviewees Ray Pagden, CEO, Motus Music & MPA BeYou Network Champion Maria Angel, Production Manager, MediaTracks David Simkins, Richard Toeman Scholar 23/24 Luca Balbao, Music Publishing Administrator, TRO Essex Music Group What does Pride Month mean to you? Ray: To me, Pride Month is a time to honour the legacy of those who came before […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Pride month is an annual celebration in June to celebrate how far LGBTQIA+ rights have come and to honour the Stonewall riots, which took place in 1969 in the US. These important protests changed gay rights across the world. What is Pride Month? Pride Month is the coming together of people to show their love and support […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Global Day of Parents was designated by the General Assembly in 2012,  as an opportunity to appreciate all parents for their “selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.” Highlighting the important role of parents raising children, the Global Day of Parents recognises that the family has the primary responsibility for the nurturing […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Background The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) takes place on 17 May every year. This date was chosen as this was the day in 1990 that the World Health Organisation declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. IDAHOBIT is now celebrated in more than 130 countries, including countries where same-sex acts are illegal. In 61 countries, it […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Theme for 2024: ‘Movement: Moving for our Mental Health’ In 2001, the Mental Health Foundation started ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’. It is one of the most high-profile campaigns in the UK and even now they continue to set the themes and agenda for each year. Mental Health Awareness Week increases the understanding of mental health, decreasing the stigma […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Deaf Awareness Week takes place each year to promote the positivity of living with deafness and promoting a theme. This year’s theme is ‘Celebrating Love and Trust.’ Like any other community, the deaf community faces its share of challenges. This year’s theme is about raising awareness but also creating a movement based on love and trust. Hearing loss […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute In partnership with the University of Westminster Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media and the British Library, Beyond the Bassline explores Black British music and its origins, whether in basements, clubs or carnivals. It showcases the spirit of the community, culture, resistance and joy whilst celebrating the new music inspired from the trailblazers. The exhibition will run […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute This Lesbian Visibility Day (26 April) & Week (22 April – 28 April), Ray Pagden (CEO, Motus Music & MPA BeYou Network Champion) interviews Maria Angel (Production Manager, MediaTracks) to discuss how to navigate and advocate for LGBTQ+ representation, visibility and support within the music publishing industry. Watch the interview below

Reading Time: 7 minutes Check out below quotes on ‘inspiring inclusion’ from our MPA colleagues, board members and guest speakers. In March we celebrate Women’s History Month in the UK, which celebrates the women in history and raises awareness of the contributions women made to society. Not only that, we also celebrate annually International Women’s Day on 8 March. The day is celebrated globally and aims to […]