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Black Lives In Music have launched a new survey that aims to drive change and provide solutions to problems on the ground.

The organisation wants to reach out to Black musicians across the country, providing a complete insight into their lives and everyday challenges.

Using this data, Black Lives In Music then wish to address a lack of opportunity, and expose the barriers placed in front of Black musicians.

Online now, the survey builds on Black Lives In Music's mission statement:

"We are at the vanguard of the effort to combat racism, uniting organisations and musicians to create a truly inclusive and diverse music industry. We use data and insights to campaign for equity and we support the empowerment of Black musicians to realise their aspirations."

In a press statement, Black Lives In Music note that the proportion of UK conservatoire teaching staff of ethnic background is just 2.1%, while African Caribbean communities are three times more likely to be diagnosed and admitted to hospital for a severe long-term mental health conditions than any other group.

BLiM Co-founder and Chief Executive Charisse Beaumont comments...

“We are bringing together all Black musicians and music professionals for this research in order to create change. Your participation will make this data, which currently doesn’t exist, the most powerful data set about Black musicians in the world which will be used to drive positive and lasting change.” Co-founder Roger Wilson added: “We need you to be part of it…to do this for you and your future. If you do, it will make a difference!”

Get involved with the survey HERE.

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