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Ministry of Sound Publishing artist, Mura Masa, has announced an initiative to get more black women into careers in live music.

The scheme will be across 12 weeks, taking place on weekends in London, and will be free for those involved. It will focus on training up 10 Black women in crew roles, like front of house staff, mixing, monitor engineers and lighting technicians.

The twelve week scheme will be free for all involved. Taking place on weekends in London, the initiative will focus on training up to 10 black women in crew roles such as lighting technician and mixing engineers.

On announcing the initiative  Mura Masa said; 

“there is a serious, serious lack of women of colour occupying these roles and we would love to have that change. If you’re in the industry then you would know just how true this is. I have personally committed to funding this project and can’t wait to commit my time and any help I can give to this. I would urge and compel my peers in music, at all levels but especially those in positions of power and wealth, to investigate how they can put their weight and funding into creating or assisting programmes like this, rather than being silent or releasing statements of outrage. Inaction is what got us here. Let’s move on this together and seize this opportunity for action."

Native Management, who are running the scheme, have also compiled resources for those looking to get into a career in live music - complete with job descriptions, and where to apply.

 

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