Driving Access and Equity in the Music Industry
Last month, we attended the Warner Music Group/Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund (WMG/BFF SJF) Grantee Convening in New York – an empowering gathering fostering discussions for collective change. At the core of the programme, ‘Music & Movement: The Global Cypher’, were lively performances, strategy talks and numerous networking opportunities.
Within this, our CEO, Dr. Charisse Beaumont, moderated a panel featuring music icon Nile Rodgers and esteemed industry peers, including Eric Wong, Ebonie Smith and Ọpẹ́yẹmí Irédùmarè (pictured). The engaging conversation provided a powerful platform for panellists to share personal experiences, illustrating how they overcame obstacles to forge successful careers. Their insights and initiatives for diversity and inclusion resonated strongly as the panel addressed pivotal industry issues, underscoring the ongoing imperative to expand opportunities for all – a poignant reminder of the crucial changes needed for a more inclusive music landscape.
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Charisse Beaumont, Eric Wong, Ebonie Smith, Nile Rodgers and Ọpẹ́yẹmí Irédùmarè.
(Photo credits: Vita Phoenix).