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Group of people gathered around a piano, keyboard and guitar
From School Ground Sounds' Grit School, a project funded by Youth Music in London

It’s time to transform the music industries, with new energy and new ideas from a new generation.

Action around diversity and widening access needs to be matched with real commitment to make workplaces more inclusive. This page is full of resources to get you started.


If you want to be more diverse and inclusive, hire people from more diverse backgrounds!

Sarah, 19, Birmingham, aspiring composer

Incubator Fund

Our new £2 million fund is designed to help music industry organisations to harness the skills and creativity of diverse young talent.

Fair access principles

Sound and Music's code of best practice for running successful, open and inclusive artist development programmes.

Self-assessment tool

Youth Music's tool for reviewing equality, diversity and inclusion within your organisation.

A Blueprint for the Future

Our report sets out a positive vision for change, centred on supporting and cultivating young creatives across the music industry.