Given the enormous diversity shown in new British music (such as Rudimental, above), fans could well assume that those Behind The Scenes fully represented this glorious diversity.
Sadly, a new report argues that this is simply not the case. Music Week has reportedly caught wind of new statistics from DCMS which suggest that 93% of all jobs in the UK music and arts industry are claimed by white people.
Using the oddly unsettling acronym BAME (‘black, Asian and minority ethnic’) the report finds that just 6.7% of jobs in the sector are held by those from a minority background.
The figure for BAME employees has risen 0.8% on 2011 levels, but the fact that almost 19 out of 20 employees in the sector are white has raised no small number of eyebrows.
Until the full DCMS report is published it won't be possible to fully pore over the figures, but the following has been released: