UK’s The Musicians’ Union and Black Lives in Music Announce Partnership


The Musicians’ Union (MU) represents over 32,000 musicians working in all genres and sectors of music. It negotiates on behalf of its members and affords companies for these which are self-employed.

Black Lives in Music (BLiM) believes in and works for equal alternatives for black folks artists or professionals within the Jazz and Classical music trade. They promote alternatives for Black folks to be taught musical devices and assist them understand their ambitions.

BLiM revealed a report final yr, entitled “Being Black within the UK Music Trade.” As the most important survey of Black musicians and music trade professionals performed within the UK, it offered the boundaries Black musicians face, stopping them from reaching their full potential and negatively impacting their psychological well being.

“Supporting the trade on its journey to change into a extra various and inclusive place to work is a precedence for the MU. Working with BLiM will assist us realise that ambition,” stated Naomi Pohl, MU Normal Secretary. “BLiM’s ground-breaking analysis shone a light-weight on the areas the place Black musicians and particularly Black feminine musicians encounter boundaries and expertise discrimination. We’re actually excited to work with BLiM on altering that have and shaping the way forward for the trade.”

“Working in partnership with the Musicians’ Union will make sure finest observe is carried out for the advantage of all musicians within the UK music trade,” commented Charisse Beaumont, CEO, BLiM. “The aim of this collaboration is to empower Black music creators, guarantee high quality music training is obtainable at grass roots, fight racism, take away systemic boundaries and create profession alternatives for Black musicians leading to a degree enjoying subject throughout our music ecosystem. We’re grateful to the Musicians Union willingness to work collectively to ship tangible change.”