LMM Announces First Cohort for I’M IN

Friday 24th July 2020

Music education charity London Music Masters has announced the first organisations and groups from across the music sector to use the music industry’s first-ever diversity and inclusion audit tool.

28 music organisations have been announced as the first cohort of LMM’s diversity and inclusion audit tool I’M IN, an organisational self-analysis tool that LMM have developed with support from management consulting firm AlixPartners and Diversity and Inclusion consultants Frost Included (who led the diversity and inclusion strategy for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games ) to help music organisations build strategies to dismantle racism and all forms of prejudice and drive systemic change.

LMM has hand-picked a cohort that consists of a range of organisations from right across the music sector, in order to power long-lasting change and ultimately ensure the music industry become more inclusive, diverse and more representative of the society we live in.

The first I’M IN Cohort, taking place this summer, comprises of:

  • Awards for Young Musicians
  • BBC Concert Orchestra
  • Cheltenham Music Festival
  • City of London Sinfonia
  • Live Music Now
  • London Contemporary Orchestra
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • MishMash Productions
  • Multi-Story Music
  • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britan
  • NMC Recordings
  • NYJO
  • Opera Holland Park
  • Orchestras for All
  • Orchestras Live
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • RSNO
  • Schott Music Ltd.
  • Sinfonia Cymru
  • Sinfonia Viva
  • Sound Connections
  • Soundcastle
  • Spitalfields Music
  • The Nucleo Project
  • Ty Cerdd
  • WildKat PR

London Music Masters has also selected it’s Autumn Cohort, consisting of 13 music organisations. The I’M IN Cohort consists of:

  • Bromley Youth Music Trust
  • CBSO
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Music Studies Network
  • Haringey Music Service
  • HarrisonParrott
  • Music Education Islington
  • Music Teachers’ Association (MTA)
  • Odyssey Trust for Education
  • Royal College of Music
  • Royal College of Music Junior Department
  • Royal Northern College of Music
  • Tri-borough Music Hub

Of the combined Summer and Autumn Cohorts, 27% are orchestras, 11% are conservatoires, 11% are music networks, 9% are music education hubs and 7% youth ensembles. Elsewhere, commercial music makes up 5%, community music totals 5%, festivals make up 5%, opera/theatre make up 5%, artist management makes up 5%, funders make up 2% and sound recording total 2%.

Entities singing up for both Cohorts come from England, Wales and Scotland, with income ranging form £75K – £30M+. This difference reflects London Music Master’s committed effort to get as many areas of the industry involved in creating systemic change. Both I’M IN Summer and Autumn Cohorts will answer questions on Motivation, Leadership and Organisational Culture. Diversity & Inclusion specialists will then review the findings in October, and provide the I’M IN users with feedback. This feedback will consist of a deep report on their results, and a roadmap for progression.