Pride in Music is a non-profit charitable collective working to create a cross-industry network for the LGBTQ+ community, artists and allies working within British Music 🏳️🌈
Pride in Music aims to provide a support network to break down stereotypes, to work as an education service to employers and staff, as an entry point to the industry for underprivileged youth and to provide a peer mentoring, networking, and an industry wide social group to help those who may struggle with the anxieties and stigmas that generally arise with these topics. We also work with a number of up-and-coming and developing artists to showcase new music by those who may not normally be afforded that opportunity.
Last year we had the honour of opening the Mighty Hoopla Festival, Student Pride, and provided slots on the Trafalgar Square Stage at Pride in London 2019.
We’ve unfortunately heard news that a number of companies are implementing work from home policies over the next couple of weeks and so the decision has been made to temporarily postpone our get together at the Queen of Hoxton on the 18th March.
Stay safe, wash your hands and we hope to see you at our next event!
Every organisation has targets to increase the visibility and awareness of issues facing Women in Music, BAME and Gender Fluidity throughout the workplace and indeed with our artists, and members, Pride in Music is no different!
PiM has held regular social events throughout the year and we’d love to see a more diverse crowd come together as we look towards our partnership and calendar through 2020.
Nobody loves an extended Diversity Survey but we’ll keep it short and sweet, honest – and we hope to see you as part of our activities in the New Year! Submissions are of course completely anonymous.
Saturday marked our first ever industry-wide pride march, and we wanted to say a huge thank you to all of those who came to march with us in London, and those who supported us from afar – we couldn’t have done this without you.
Pride in Music originally came together to combat the presumption that the industry is naturally and by default a safe-space for the community as a whole, and to increase visibility for all of us alongside our cousins in broadcast, film & entertainment. It was incredible to see so many people come together – from Universal, Sony, Warners, CAA, MTV, AIM and First Access, alongside our PR, songwriter, producer and musician friends – all in our first year!
We’re gearing up for our next march at Brighton Pride on Saturday 3rd August, in a parade that will mark 50 years of music that has defined LGBTQ+ culture, to celebrate 50 years since the Stonewall uprising. You can get all of the details at the link below, and book your place with the password ‘vogue’!
Part of our mission statement is to provide up-and-coming and developing talent an opportunity to perform where they may not ordinarily get one.
We were SO excited to work with Ryan Ashley for Mighty Hoopla, Leo Kalyan at Student Pride and Swimming Girls at the Trafalgar Square Main Stage at Pride in London in 2019.
We’re on the lookout for new programmes again this year so don’t forget, if you’re a new musician, manager or looking to break into British Music, you can submit to be part of our 2020 programmes over on our ‘Ones To Watch’ page!