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Audiomack, Black Music Action Coalition Provide Access To Leaders In the Music Business Through A Student Mentorship Program

Getting one’s foot into the music business can be an overwhelming challenge. However, two music-focused leaders have joined forces to provide support to make the road less rocky.

Jun 2, 2023

Spotify Sponsors 'Levels' Program To Bridge The Gap Of Black Music Professionals Leading The Music Industry

Spotify has adamantly continued to place a hyper focus on Black talent and voices, from its new initiatives to curated playlists featuring Black artists globally. The streak of the spotlight being on Black creatives carries on as Spotify is sponsoring Levels, a new program dedicated to aid in leveling the playing field for junior and mid-level Black professionals in the music business. With the recent rise of Black executives taking over record labels and creating more seats at the table by building their own , it’s still critical to note that the margin of Black executives compared to their counterparts is significantly low. A wake-up call for action presented itself when USC Annenberg reported that across 70 major and independent music companies, only 4.2 percent of the executives were Black. Launched by the non-profit Executive Leadership Council, Levels’ four-month virtual cohort program will onboard 60 participants and each will be partnered with an International Coaching...

Aug 16, 2021