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.
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.
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 our second ‘One To Watch’ of May 2020 and who best to showcase this week than the talents of ELM! Dublin based four piece ELM are bringing in a new era of relatable queer pop, sharing their personal experiences as they go along. Listen to ‘Fear’ now on Spotify!
It’s time for our second ‘Ones To Watch’ Wednesday in May, and this time we’ll pleased to showcase the amazing Aidan Martin!
Aidan is a singer/songwriter from Newcastle whose raw storytelling and emotional vocal really play a part in his music. From some of the dark moments in his life come these songs that pull at the song.
Aidan has written songs for Joss Stone, Will Young and many more.