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.
The MU Section Committees are now open for election until February 7th. If you’re an MU member there’s no better way to get your views heard than being part of the committees that guide the MU’s work. It is crucial that the Committees are made up of MU members actively working in the relevant sector and have diverse voices at their core.
The MU wants to elect Section Committees for the following areas:
Recording & Broadcasting
The MU has reserved seats on each of the Committees for Black, Asian and minority ethnic, Disabled, LGBT+, and Women members to ensure the committees are fully representative.
Happy Pride Month! To celebrate, this year we’ve got a bumper edition of activities which all start tonight with our LGBTQ+ Women In Music Panel in partnership with our friends at the Musicians’ Union.
Join Aisha Mirza as she talks with DeLila Black, Olive Hillman Modegreen, Rookes and Momoe Tasker of GUTTS and IMMIGRATI about their visions for a more inclusive music industry.
The panel is free to join from 6pm on Crowdcast via the link below!
As 2020 draws to a close we’ve put together a playlist of our favourite artists of the year in our new ‘Ones To Watch’ list! These are the LGBTQ+ artists you need to know about, here first.
Don’t forget to also check out our PRIDE series of playlists, featuring the hottest in mainstream, alternative and electro to get you through to 2021 in style. 🤟
Ones To Watch 2020
Our Ones To Watch 2020 list features our favourite up and coming LGBTQ+ artists that we’ve showcased throughout the year. Featuring great talents such as Ängie, Emily Burns, GIRLI, Lostchild & Andrea Di Giovanni, our 2020 Wrapped list features the Queer Hit List you need to know about the most.
Our PRIDE Playlist features the greatest Queer anthems from your favourite mainstream artists, from Kylie Minogue & Troye Sivan to MNEK & Kim Petras.
Need something a little more left-field? Our 2020 ALT.PRIDE List features the latest and greatest Alternative tracks from artists such as Sufjan Stevens, MUNA, Christine and the Queens & Shura.
The Best of Electro Dance
Perfect for a lockdown night in, our Electro Dance Round Up features remixes from the likes of Halsey, Lauv, Lizzo, SOPHIE & Janelle Monáe.