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THE VIEW FROM
HITS LIST
Time to get the hell outta Dodge. (7/24a)
TOP 25 DEBUTS, 2023 TO NOW
We're impressed but not surprised. (7/23a)
YOU'LL FORGIVE US IF WE'RE A LITTLE DISTRACTED RIGHT NOW.
Today feels different. (7/22a)
EMINEM'S STREAK AT #1: LET'S DO THE NUMBERS
He's a one-man dynasty. (7/22a)
NEAR TRUTHS: MIDYEAR MOMENTUM
The score at the half (7/19a)
THE GRAMMY SHORT LIST
Who's already a lock?
COUNTRY'S NEWEST DISRUPTOR
Three chords and some truth you may not be ready for.
AI IS ALREADY EATING YOUR LUNCH
The kids can tell the difference... for now.
INDIE DISTRIBUTION'S RISE TO GLORY
The discovery engine is revving higher.
Blighty Beat
STUDY DETAILS SYSTEMIC RACISM
10/13/21

Black artists and executives are experiencing significant systemic racism while working in the U.K. music industry, according to the first Black Lives in Music study.

The findings, taken from surveys with more than 1.7k participants, show that 88% of black music professionals agree that there are barriers to advancement, while 63% of black music creators and 73% of professionals have experienced direct/indirect racism. The study also reports that racial microaggressions have been experienced by 71% of black artists and 80% of professionals.

There’s a racial pay gap, too: white music industry professionals earned more than black professionals for their work within the industry pre-covid (£2,459 vs £1,964 per month), and white music creators earned more than black creators for their work (£1,454 vs £1,155 per month).

Nearly four out of five black women and 70% of black men said they were dissatisfied with how the music industry supports black professionals. Almost three quarters (74%) of creators are dissatisfied.

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