The music education charity London Music Masters has announced the first organisations and groups from across the music sector to use the music industry’s first ever diversity and inclusion audit tool.
40 music organisations have been announced for the first two cohorts of London Music Masters’ (LMM) diversity and inclusion audit tool, I’M IN, an organisational self-analysis tool that LMM developed with support from management consulting firm AlixPartners and Diversity and Inclusion consultants Frost Included to help music organisations build strategies to dismantle racism and all forms of prejudice and drive systemic change.
LMM has hand-picked two cohorts that consist of a range of organisations from right across the music sector, in order to power long-lasting change and ultimately ensure the music industry becomes more inclusive, diverse and more representative of the society we live in.
The first I’M IN cohort, taking place this summer, comprises of 27 music organisations:
• Awards for Young Musicians, BBC Concert Orchestra, Cheltenham Music Festival, City of London Sinfonia, Live Music Now, London Contemporary Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, MishMash Productions, Multi-Story Music, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, NMC Recordings, Opera Holland Park, Orchestras for All, Orchestras Live, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, RSNO, Schott Music Ltd, Sinfonia Cymru, Sinfonia Viva, Sound Connections, Soundcastle, Spitalfields Music, The Nucleo Project, Tŷ Cerdd, WildKat PR
London Music Masters has also selected its Autumn Cohort consisting of 13 music organisations. The I’M IN Autumn Cohort consists of:
• Bromley Youth Music Trust, CBSO, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Music Studies Network, Haringey Music Service, HarrisonParrott, Music Education Islington, Music Teachers’ Association (MTA), NYMAZ, Odyssey Trust for Education, Royal College of Music, Royal College of Music Junior Department, Royal Northern College of Music, Tri-borough Music Hub
Of the Summer and Autumn Cohorts combined, the majority are orchestras at 27%. Then, 11% are conservatoires, 11% are music networks, 9% are music education hubs and 7% are youth ensembles.
Entities signing up for both Cohorts come from England, Wales and Scotland, with an income ranging from £75K - £30M+. This difference reflects London Music Master’s committed effort to get as many areas of the industry involved in creating systemic change.
Both I’M IN Summer and Autumn Cohorts will answer questions on Motivation, Leadership and Organisational Culture. Diversity & Inclusion specialists will then review the findings in October, and provide the I’M IN users with feedback. This feedback will consist of a deep report on their results, and a roadmap for progression.
Please see press release below for more information and quotes from LMM’s Executive Director Rob Adediran, London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Chief Executive David Burke, and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Managing Director James Williams among others.