Dear MMF Members, Associates and the Wider Music Community,
On Tuesday June 2nd the MMF team observed the Music Industry Blackout #theshowmustbepaused in solidarity with our black colleagues and friends. We spent the day thinking about what we do as an organisation, acknowledging the fundamental role of Black Music genres in the success of our industry and how we can better support black managers and promote change.
The MMF was set up as a forum for managers to share experiences and be stronger acting together. Building on this legacy, following a suggestion from Paul Craig and Kwame Kwaten and the moving letter to the industry from Keith Harris, we would like to announce that we will be setting up « MMF Unite » a continuing conversation series with our members and friends.
We intend for MMF Unite to be an educational and motivating environment for our music managers and the music industry to create positive conversation around racial and other injustices and how we can collectively address them and influence change, aided by input from important guest speakers we all need to hear from.
Other ideas the team have raised that we will be pursuing include
We will continue to work towards understanding what we can do as an organisation and industry. We would like to hear from our members what their thoughts are, please let us know by going through this form. We have also put together a resources page with some recommended reading and resources that can be used as a starting point for getting educated.