Pride in Music is also actively working with our friends at the Musicians Union to find a way of integrating Pride in Music and our resources with their vast membership. More details on that front will follow shortly, but in the mean-time, the Musicians Union offers a Safe Space programme for those who may feel discriminated against in the workplace.
As we’re sure you may be aware, a boycott of Brunei-owned luxury hotels is gaining support from the media following the countries decision last Wednesday to to implement what it called Islamic criminal laws including death by stoning for homosexual acts.
“Pride in Music is devastated to hear of the developments in Brunei and urges the artist, management and music community to reconsider travel arrangements in their routing.”
Our partners and friends at The Music Managers Forum (The MMF) added:
“The situation faced by LGBT people in Brunei is abhorrent. The Featured Artists Coalition and Music Managers Forum support the position of Pride in Music, that the wider music community should reconsider their events planning and travel arrangements to avoid those hotels owned by the Sultan.”
The Hotels affected are:
The Dorchester, London / 45 Park Lane, London / Coworth Park, UK / The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills / Hotel Bel Air, Los Angeles / Le Meurice, Paris / Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris / Hotel Eden, Rome / Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan
This week we finally announced the Pride in Music initiative to the wider world and we’ve had some brilliant press alongside it! Huge thanks to Gay Times, Pink News, CelebMix and our Australian cousins at Out Down Under!
Our 2019 Diversity Survey is here! We’d love to hear what matters most to you and what you would most like to personally get out of a cross-industry LGBTQ+ group.
Non-members and allies are welcome to share their own thoughts, and all answers are treated confidentially. Providing your details is completely optional.
You can fill out the form quick and easily by heading over to http://prideinmusic.org/survey!
We greatly appreciate your time.
Well… these look rather fetching!
As a non-profit and member-owned charity, there will two membership options in the new year. Everyone is welcome to receive support from Pride in Music irrespective and attend our events at no charge as an ‘associate member’. For the lifetime nominal fee of £1, you can join Pride in Music as a ‘Full Member’. This will essentially grant you a stake in Pride in Music as a charity, and allow you full voting rights at our Annual General Meetings (AGMs).
Pride in Music is currently governed by three co-founders and an advisory steering committee who define our mission statement, goals and focus for each year. Whilst all members and associates are welcome at every AGM, by becoming a ‘Full Member’, you have a right to vote on any propositions, goals, issues and elections that take place during your membership of Pride in Music. Only ‘Full Members’ will have the right to vote.
Plus, you’ll get one of these rather fetching membership cards! Oof. Further details on how to sign-up will be made available in the new year! x