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.
“You don’t need any special skills to support trans colleagues – we’re looking for the same basic level of respect, empathy, and tact that you would (hopefully) show to any fellow musician.” Check out the Do’s & Dont’s of working with Trans Colleagues on this great article from our friends at the Musicians Union.
Our Friends at Come Play With Me proudly present the latest in their series of ‘LGBTQ The Music’ events this Friday!
An opportunity to discuss the challenges and celebrate some of the amazing achievements from LGBTQIA+ people within music; with a brand new panel rather provocatively named ‘Should I market myself as a queer artist – or keep it to myself?’.
Click here to head over to the Facebook event, RSVP and find out more!
PRS for Music and PRS Foundation bring you a special online virtual edition of ‘PRS Presents’ to celebrate the diversity of their members and the LGBTQ+ community. Features performances from Right Said Fred, Self Esteem, Big Joanie, Bishi and Abisha!
It’s officially 2020 and after a whirlwind couple of months since our launch in January, Pride in Music is on the lookout for new, up and coming developing artists for part of its ‘Pride in Music Presents…’ programme next year!
2019 has been a huge success for ‘Pride in Music Presents…’, a platform where we provide opportunities for LGBTQ+ artists in the Live space. Earlier this year we partnered with the team at Mighty Hoopla to open their main stage in June with the amazing Ryan Ashley, Student Pride with Leo Kalyan and later in the year provided a slot on the Trafalgar Square Main stage at Pride in London for Swimming Girls.
We have so much more to come next year and would love to hear from all our members & friends on who makes your playlists and on your radar!