• RiddimStyle Staff Writer

Black Lives in Music boss talks anti-racism, diversity and a fairer music industry for everyone

UK organisation Black Lives in Music is preparing to launch an anti-racism code of conduct for the music industry, and also a report examining the challenges faced by Black people with disabilities in the industry.

Chief executive Charisse Beaumont talked about the plans during her appearance at the FastForward conference in London this week, where she was interviewed by AudienceNet’s head of research Sania Haq for a session on the importance of visibility and representation.

“We’re announcing an industry-wide anti-racism code of conduct. What do you need that for? If you saw my emails, you would see the necessity for it – we need it!” said Beaumont, who had earlier explained that she receives at least a dozen emails or calls a week from Black professionals or creators relating new cases of discrimination.