UK Music’s Workplace Diversity Survey

UK Music launch 2024 Music Workforce Diversity Survey

The biannual survey aims to boost diversity and inclusion across the UK music industry.

Sam Moore
  • By Sam Harteam Moore
  • 17 Jan 2024
  • min read

UK Music has launched its 2024 Music Workforce Diversity Survey.

First introduced in 2016, the biannual survey examines who works behind the scenes in the music industry, collating data from studios, management agencies, music publishers, the education sector, major and independent record labels, music licensing companies and the live music industry.

UK Music say that the findings of the survey will 'give the industry a critical insight into where improvements are needed regarding diversity and inclusion in the music business, and highlighting where positive change is already under way'.

Speaking about the launch of the survey today (17 January), UK Music's Interim Chief Executive Tom Kiehl said: 'It’s really important that we track the diversity of those that work behind the scenes in our industry. We need this data so we can identify where we are doing well and where we could improve.

'To get quality information we need people from across the industry and all over the UK to fill out the survey – so I urge everyone who can to take part and share with your colleagues as well.'

Janeace (Jay T) Thompson, Director of Talent, Culture and Experience at PRS for Music, added: 'We are dedicated to creating a high-performing and inclusive culture at PRS and recognise the value each person brings. Understanding the challenges faced by those who work behind the scenes in the music industry is critical for shaping the future of our workforce.

'We encourage everyone working in music to take part. Your insights could shape the future of our sector, creating a more equitable music industry for all of us.'

PRS employees and members can fill out the survey here.