LOUD & PROUD

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 can read more about our mission in-depth here, but Don’t forget to head to our Facebook Page to engage with our varied community, or follow us on Instagram here.


The 2020 Rewind

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.

PRIDE

Our PRIDE Playlist features the greatest Queer anthems from your favourite mainstream artists, from Kylie Minogue & Troye Sivan to MNEK & Kim Petras.

ALT.PRIDE Playlist

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.

LGBTQ+ The Music 3

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 Presents

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!

Hosted by Sabrina Grant, check it out live TONIGHT from 6pm, watch online at prsformusic.com/presentslgbtq

PiM X Pride in London

Pride in Music and Pride in London have teamed up to create a special video celebrating Pride 2020 featuring 10 brilliant rising LGBTQ+ artists!

In a year when most Pride festivals have been cancelled, we need to celebrate Pride digitally and raise our voices. Now, more than ever.

Pride In Music are passionate about providing LBGTQ+ artists a platform to showcase their talents at a time when no live stage performances are going ahead.

Performers highlighted include:
Aidan Martin, Bright Light Bright Light, Conleth Kane, ELM, Jonathan, L Devine, lleo, Lloren, Lordin & Tom Aspaul

Ones To Watch – ELM

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!

Ones To Watch – VINCINT

It’s our last ‘Ones To Watch’ for now, and who better to round off our 2020 list with VINCINT!

Praised by Billboard as a ‘legend in the making’, and considered one of ‘our generation’s greatest vocalists’ by PAPER Magazine, pop superstar VINCINT is ready to have the biggest year of his career.

Stream ‘Middle of Love’ now on Spotify!

Ones To Watch – Aidan Martin

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. 

Here’s Aidan Martin with ‘Punchline’ on Spotify!