Music Canada’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Survey Needs You

The Music Canada organization is seeking participants for a new survey focused on equity, diversity and inclusion in the Canadian music industry.

The trade organization that represents major labels Sony Music Entertainment Canada, Universal Music Canada and Warner Music Canada is teaming with the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management and a number of partner groups to create a study that "intends to identify diversity and inclusion gaps within the music industry and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and barriers to success of diverse artists, creators and music professionals in the Canadian music industry."

The survey, which takes about 10 minutes to complete, includes a number of demographic and job-related questions in addition to questions like, "What are some factors that enable you to succeed in the music industry?" and "How important is it for you to have access to culturally appropriate spaces, services, interventions or conflict resolutions in the music industry?"

“Equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the centre of Music Canada’s core values, and we are committed to advancing these both internally in our organization and in the broader music community,” said Jennifer M. Sloan, Board Chair of Music Canada, in a statement. “By consulting the Canadian music community, working collaboratively with the Diversity Institute and with music sector leaders to identify and address barriers, we can meaningfully gain ground together to create a more inclusive music industry in Canada.”

According to Music Canada, the collected information will be used to identify barriers and enablers that individuals in the music industry face. This will help organizations in the Canadian music industry improve equity, diversity and inclusion. A full report based on the survey is expected in February 2022. – Continue reading Aaron Brophy’s feature story on Samaritanmag.

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