Warner Music Group launching $100 million fund to help combat racism in music industry

Derrick Santistevan

Warner Music Group (WMG) managers have actually reserved $100 million (₤79 million) to help combat racism in the music industry.

Business authorities released the fund for charitable causes “related to the music industry, social justice and campaigns against violence and racism,” following calls from stars consisting of The Weeknd to act in the middle of continuous demonstrations versus racial oppression throughout the U.S.

The fund, which has actually been developed in cooperation with the Blavatnik Family Foundation – the charitable organisation run by WMG vice-chairman Len Blavatnik – goals to assistance people and business who are “strengthening education, promoting equality, opportunity, diversity, and inclusion” within the music industry.

“This fund will support the extraordinary, dedicated organisations that are on the front lines of the fight against racism and injustice, and that help those in need across the music industry,” stated Warner Music Group ceo Steve Cooper. “Our advisory panel, which will draw from a diverse cross-section of people from our team and the wider community, will help us be very thoughtful and accountable in how we make an impact. We’re determined to contribute, on a sustained long-term basis, to the effort to bring about real change.”

The organisation, which is the third-largest record business in the world, was just recently called out by popstar Lily Allen. The vocalist implicated executives of hypocrisy over their assistance for the Blackout Tuesday campaign, as its owner has actually contributed money to U.S. President Donald Trump.

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