As part of a drive to boost diversity and inclusion in the music industry, UK Music’s Diversity Taskforce is calling on the sector to drop the “outdated and offensive” term BAME. The recommendation to end its use has followed discussions across the music industry and in a series of focus groups. The research found that the term is "seen as misleading and inappropriate by many, particularly those from diverse communities."
Taskforce Chair Ammo Talwar said: "There is now an unstoppable momentum for change at pace to rapidly improve diversity in the music business and across society... It’s a key step on the path to an inclusive, welcoming culture that we all want to foster.
“If there is a need to refer to people’s heritage, it is far better to use a word like ‘Black’, ‘Asian’ or something more specific - rather than a careless catch-all acronym."