The Music Publishers Association is launching a diversity, equality and inclusion council to "address the lack of executive Black talent" and other disparities in the music sector.
The DEI Council will meet quarterly to work on gaps outlined in the UK Music Diversity Report 2020, including better transparency around gender and ethnic pay gaps and increasing diverse representation in middle and senior management roles.
Music Publishers Association (MPA) Chair Roberto Neri said its board and membership approved the new council and the organisation is seeking "highly experienced and high-profile policy strategists and public influencers” to join.
MPA and nine other UK Music membership bodies have committed to the UK Music Diversity Taskforce’s Ten-Point Plan.
UK Music Chief Executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin said: “There is a real determination and commitment across the music industry to quicken the pace of change when it comes to diversity and inclusion”.