UK Music Launches Industry Diversity Survey

The UK Music Workforce Diversity Survey tracks progress to boost diversity and inclusion in the UK’s music industry. 

Led by UK Music’s Diversity Taskforce, the survey focuses on those who work behind the scenes in the industry, rather than those who are on stage and aims to collates data from across the music business including studios, management agencies, music publishers, major and independent record labels, music licensing companies and the live music sector.

Launched in 2016, the findings of the survey give the music industry, Government and other stakeholders a critical insight into where improvements are needed regarding diversity and inclusion – and highlights where positive change is already under way.

The survey takes place every two years and UK Music will publish the results of the survey later this year as part of a report.

To get the most accurate picture of the diversity of the industry we need everyone working in the industry to fill this survey out.

UK Music Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin said:

“It’s vital that we track the diversity of those that work behind the scenes in our industry.

“We need this data so we can identify where we are doing well, and where we could improve.

“We only get quality information if enough people fill out the survey – so I urge everyone who cares about diversity and inclusion in our industry to take part and encourage your work colleagues too as well.”

UK Music Diversity Taskforce Chair Ammo Talwar:

“We cannot shy away from the backdrop of change needed in the music industry around diversity and inclusion.

“UK Music’s Workforce Diversity survey is the leading light around collection of data and actions that are accountable and measured yearly.

“We urge you to become part of the solution and fill in the survey – your voice counts.”

Fill out the survey here:

The survey is set to close Monday August 8.