Who are Black Lives in Music?

We are a charity working towards dismantling structural racism in the UK music industry

Our Mission

Black Lives in Music are at the vanguard of the effort to combat racism, uniting organisations and musicians to create a truly inclusive and diverse music industry.  

Asambura Ensemble, Colourful UK, Yason Yarde (2022) by Eric Van NieuwlandBlack Lives in Music

Talent is distributed evenly, opportunities are not!  Black Lives in Music addresses the current inequality of opportunities  for people of colour aspiring to be artists/professionals in the UK music industry.

Brandee Younger by Monika S JakubowskaBlack Lives in Music

About Us

We believe in real equality for Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse people to learn musical instruments at grassroots level and to allow them to pursue and realise their musical ambitions.

BLiM Team (2022) by Black Lives in MusicBlack Lives in Music

We stand for equal opportunities - for people of colour to be able to work successfully in the UK music industry without being the subject of discrimination. 

Being Black in the UK Music Industry

Artist Kima Otung summarises some of the findings from our groundbreaking 2022 report, specifically pertaining to Black Women in Music.  Paulette Long OBE also shares her experiences.

BLiM Members, PartnersBlack Lives in Music


Black Lives in Music works with over 80 partners throughout the UK.  We are all working towards the same goal: to dismantle structural racism in our industry.  We aim to support creatives and industry professionals with improved opportunites to futher their careers.

BLiM Turns 2!

Check out the things we have achieved in out first two years of operation

Charisse Beaumont (2022) by Tina KBlack Lives in Music

Charisse Beaumont (far left) our CEO,  inducted into the Music Week Women in Music Roll of Honour, Nov 2022

Charisse Beaumont (2022) by Black Lives in MusicBlack Lives in Music

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