Diverse Representation and Color of Change’s #ChangeMusic initiative is set to launch the Diverse Representation Music Database, it was announced on Tuesday.
The database aims to increase the hiring of black professionals in the music industry. Home to the resumes and profiles of hundreds of professionals, the database will serve as a hiring resource for managers of music labels, agencies, corporations, streaming platforms and other businesses looking to hire black talent.
“This one-of-a-kind database is an invaluable tool for any music industry company or platform looking to hire black talent,” said Jaia Thomas, Esq., Founder and President of Diverse Representation, in a press release. “From studio engineers and marketing professionals to art directors and lawyers, this database covers every role in the music industry. For years, companies have claimed how important it is to was difficult to find a qualified black candidate.These claims become null and void with the release of this database.
Amity Paye, Senior Director of Communications at Color Of Change, said, “The Diverse Representation Music Database is a necessary tool that will help end the history of discrimination and exclusion of black professionals in music. music industry for decades.
Paye added, “This is an invitation for record labels, artists, producers and venues to take action in the industry by hiring black talent and professionals. The music industry has excluded and exploited black people for far too long. With this database, we are investing in black talent and careers and urging the music industry to commit to inclusivity.
Resume submissions for the Diverse Representation Music Database will be accepted on the Diverse Representation website later this year. Hiring managers can submit requests through the website to gain access to the talent roster. The database will be updated quarterly.
The Diverse Representation Music Database marks the latest collaboration between Diverse Representation and #ChangeMusic. Last year, they previously launched the Black Music Executives Pipeline Program, which aimed to increase the number of black executives in the music industry. As part of the program, professionals were selected to participate in a three-month mentorship program, which taught the skills and connections needed to succeed in the industry.