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 MU Selection Committes

Join the MU’s Section Committees!

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:

  • Education
  • Freelance Orchestral
  • Live Performance
  • Music Writers’
  • Recording & Broadcasting
  • Theatre
  • Equalities

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.

Find out more and submit your nomination here:


UK Black Pride

Celebrate UK Black Pride with the latest in upcoming Afrobeats talent with our all new Black Pride playlist, featuring the latest and greatest from MNEK, Ryan Ashley, Lil Nas X & more.

Stream now via the playlist below, only on Spotify.

Ones to Watch 2021

New Music, Here First. Our ‘Ones to Watch’ list of 2021 is finally here and features the latest and greatest in up and coming queer musicianship.

Tracks featured include entries by Billy Cullum, Paul Usher, TIËRNY, Lynks and more and can be streamed on Spotify now through the playlist below.

Ready to submit your music to our lists? We’re always on the lookout for new music. Submit your releases now through our ‘Ones to Watch’ form here.

LGBTQ+ Women in Music

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!



For this year’s Pride Month, Cosound will be hosting a special strand of Cosound Podcast episodes, AMAs and Instagram Lives highlighting LGBTQ+ excellence within the music industry.

Pride in Music’s Mark Fabish kicks off the series with a discussion about all things Pride and the effects COVID has had on the events industry.

You can listen in on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts via the link below.https://me.cosound.com/Cosound

Pride Anthems

Celebrate Pride Month in style with our all new PRIDE Anthems playlist, featuring the latest tracks from Years & Years, MNEK, L Devine & Tom Aspaul.

Stream now only on Spotify using the playlist below.

Need something a little more Loud? Go mainstream with our 7 hour back to back hits with our ANTHEMS playlist, featuring the likes of Kylie Minogue, Troye Sivan, Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga.

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.


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.