The Black Women Making Things Happen In The UK Music Industry

Screenshot of Black Ballad article on Black women in the UK music industry

You can guarantee at least two music debates to appear on Black British Twitter’s timeline almost every month: why the UK ‘failed’ certain homegrown black singers like Beverly Knight and Mischa B, and the industry’s apparent colourism issue.

Far less discussed is the experience of Black British women working behind the industry scenes. I’m a music geek and, bar a handful of radio presenters like BBC Radio 1’s Clara Amfo and Capital Xtra’s Remel – I’d struggle to name one Black British woman in the industry who wasn’t a musician.

You may forgive my ignorance when you look at the stats…

Article published on Black Ballad, a UK lifestyle platform for women, on 6 May 2020

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