The BPI is committed to equality and inclusion. As a trade association that represents a large part of British recorded music, we believe that all individuals, whatever their background and irrespective of abilities, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, should benefit from the same equal rights, free from prejudice and all forms of discrimination. We believe passionately that everyone should have the same, equal opportunity to join the recorded music community and the wider industry and to be able to progress as far within it as their talent, hard work and potential allows.
In support of this we work closely with our members, industry partners and the UK Music Diversity Taskforce, and through our BPI Equality Training Programme, to better understand and address important issues and any barriers that may hinder recruitment and career progression or which may deny a fair and equal opportunity to all. We are guided in our approach through the support of the BPI Equality and Justice Advisory Group (EJAG), which is a diverse/intersectional and independent board of respected music industry professionals, who collectively advocate for the progression of the Equality, Diversity and Intersectional agenda across the sector and contribute to steering the BPI’s Equality, Diversity and Intersectional work for its members, award shows, events and The BRIT Trust.
In 2020, in light of the global reckoning with racial injustice, EJAG has mostly focused on addressing these issues alongside promoting gender equality, but going forward the BPI is committed to expanding the EJAG’s remit so that it also explores and helps to address issues faced by other underrepresented categories, particularly the LGBTQIA+ community and people with a disability. As such, we would like to expand the group with 2-3 additional individuals who feel they can represent and become the voices of these groups, and help us to shape programming (such as events or training sessions for the Equality Training Programme) and policy on what D&I projects we support, to benefit these particular communities.
And we need your help! Do you know someone suitable that you’d like to nominate, or would you perhaps like to be considered yourself? If so, please let us know by emailing [email protected].
The BPI will review submissions on an ongoing basis until Feb 15th, although if we feel that we have found suitable candidates ahead of this date then we may conclude our search ahead of the advertised deadline – so if you are passionate about this opportunity, please don’t hesitate to get in touch straight away.
We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.