THE BMS Creative Council has announced the inaugural incarnation of the Black Music Summit.
Marking the world’s first industry summit celebrating Black music and professionals, BMS plans to launch a number of events in key locations around the world, leading to Ibiza in summer 2023.
Co-designed by Black creative industry professionals, for artists, executives, fans and allies, BMS aims to help shape the future of the music industry, through live performances, panel discussions, keynotes, workshops, events and club nights, led by some of the most preeminent and influential voices within the music industry.
Despite music charts across the world being shaped by both Black artists and Black influence, there’s an alarming discrepancy between the sounds of Black culture and the people represented behind the scenes.
In fact, Black Lives in Music reports that 88 per cent of Black music professionals believe there are barriers to career progression in the music industry, while Inclusion in Music Business reveals a shocking four per cent of executive jobs in radio and 3.3 per cent in live music are held by Black people.