Since its launch in 2016, the globally respected survey tracks progress to boost diversity and inclusion in the UK’s music industry.
It also unveils a bold Ten-Point Plan to put the music business “front and centre” of the drive to tackle racism and boost diversity in Britain. Find out more here.
The survey 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.
The findings of the survey give the music industry, Government and other stakeholders an unparalleled insight into where improvements are needed regarding diversity and inclusion – and highlights where positive change is already under way.
The survey is overseen by UK Music’s Diversity Taskforce which has worked since it was established in 2015 to boost inclusion and diversity across the industry.
Among the key findings of the 2020 Music Industry Workforce Diversity Survey are:
- Representation of Black, Asian and other ethnic minorities among those aged 16-24 in the music industry stands at record 30.6% – up from 25.9% in 2018.
- Proportion of women increases from 45.3% in 2016 to new high of 49.6% in 2020.
- Number of people from Black, Asian and other ethnic minority communities at entry-level rises from 23.2% in 2018 to new high of 34.6% in 2020.
- Number of women in the 45-64 age group drops from 38.7% in 2018 to 35% in 2020.
- Representation of Black, Asian and other ethnic minorities at senior executive levels rises from 17.9% in 2018 to new high of 19.9% – but that means they fill just one in five senior posts.