RNCM commits to Keychange 50/50

We’re proud to announce that the RNCM is one of over 200 music organisations to commit to the Keychange 50/50 pledge.

Following the launch of Keychange in 2018, which saw more than 180 festivals committed to programming gender balanced line-ups by 2022, the UK’s PRS Foundation and European partners at the Swedish Ambassador’s Residence in London, have announced that it’s extending the global and ground-breaking initiative to include conservatoires, orchestras, broadcasters, concert halls, agents, labels and any music organisations seeking to achieve a better gender balance in the industry.

Vanessa Reed, CEO of PRS Foundation and Founder of Keychange, said: ‘It’s really encouraging that major music organisations and independent companies are demonstrating their commitment to gender equality in music alongside hundreds of festivals worldwide. From world-leading concert halls and orchestras to Bella Union, (the first indie label to approach us), pledge signatories are creating an industry wide movement. This will increase choice, quality and opportunity for future generations of music lovers, industry professionals, music creators and artists.’

New Keychange signatories include: AMAEI, Barbican Centre, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BDI Music, Bella Union, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, Contemporary Music For All, English National Opera, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, London Contemporary Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Opera North, Orchestras Live, Philharmonia Orchestra, Record Play, Royal Opera House, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Society, Sage Gateshead, Sinfonia Viva, Sound And Music, Sunday Best and The Chineke! Foundation.

To read the full announcement, click here.

25 June 2019