The first Black Lives in Music study found that 63% of Black music creators had experienced direct or indirect racism, including explicit racist language or different treatment because of their race or ethnicity, and 67% had witnessed such behaviour.

Racial microaggressions were rife, experienced by 71% of Black music creators and witnessed by 73%. “The data clearly shows change is needed across the entire music ecosystem, from grassroots education all the way up to record labels,” said the chief executive of Black Lives in Music, Charisse Beaumont.

“I hope this report provokes change in the way we do our music business, which has greatly profited from Black talent.” We couldn't agree more – and we must all do our bit to make the music industry a safe, representative and inclusive environment. Via BLIM/The Guardian