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.

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.


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

BPI Advice on COVID-19

Our wonderful friends over at the BPI have put together some information on how Coronavirus is affecting business across British Recorded Music.

For all the latest information, head here to visit their website and guidance.

PiM Ones To Watch

2020 is already kicking off to be a great year for Queer Music, and we’re thrilled to showcase some of our favourites so far! Remember, you can always recommend new artists and tracks over here.

Women in Music, BAME and Gender Fluidity

Every organisation has targets to increase the visibility and awareness of issues facing Women in Music, BAME and Gender Fluidity throughout the workplace and indeed with our artists, and members, Pride in Music is no different!

PiM has held regular social events throughout the year and we’d love to see a more diverse crowd come together as we look towards our partnership and calendar through 2020.

Nobody loves an extended Diversity Survey but we’ll keep it short and sweet, honest – and we hope to see you as part of our activities in the New Year! Submissions are of course completely anonymous.

Click Here to read more and to send us your views.