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Resource Center  ›  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Resource Center offers an array of helpful content for music industry education. From pioneering organizations that are improving business, to companies focused on ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the forefront of the future of the industry, the resource center captures all the different entities and opportunities that are driving progress for live touring.

Black Music Action Coalition

Author Name: BMAC  

Published On April 14th, 2021

BMAC is an advocacy organization formed to address systemic racism within the music business. Our Coalition advocates on behalf of Black artists, songwriters, producers, managers, agents, executives, lawyers and other passionate industry professionals.

What is the Black Music Action Coalition? 

BMAC is an advocacy organization formed in alliance with #TheShowMustBePaused.  Our Coalition advocates on behalf of Black artists, songwriters, producers, managers, agents, ....

Valence Community

Author Name: Valence Community  

Published On April 14th, 2021

For years, VCs and Founders have asked Kobie Fuller, Valence CoFounder and GP at Upfront Ventures, for advice about where they can find amazing Black talent. He had his standard answers - which were basically limited to people in his network, HBCUs and a few associations. As a Black VC, he also wanted better visibility into his own community and ....

Women in Music

Author Name: Women In Music  

Published On April 14th, 2021

Women in Music is the industry's leading non-profit working to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts through education, support, empowerment, and recognition. Founded in 1985, WIM is now fueled by 100+ volunteers working daily to serve thousands worldwide, with chapters from LA to India. 

She Is the Music

Published On March 18th, 2021

SITM is a nonprofit organization increasing the number of women working in music - songwriters, engineers, producers, artists and industry professionals.

We are an independent, global network that operates as a unifying organization for women from across the industry, creating strength and impact on a global scale. As an umbrella nonprofit, we also provide resources and support for female-focused initiatives that ....

Roadies of Color United

Published On March 16th, 2021

 The Roadies Of Color United International Social Network is comprised of a diverse group of Professionals in the Entertainment Services, Concert Touring and Live Entertainment Industries.

Diversify the Stage

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Published On March 4th, 2021

Diversify The Stage was founded by Noelle Scaggs, co-lead vocalist of alt-pop band Fitz And The Tantrums, in the spring of 2020, with a focus on transforming the concert, events, and touring industries to increase more diverse representation. 

The organization counts on the support of industry professionals and artists to collectively and actively build a culture of accountability that establishes ....

Tour Production Group Resources

Author Name: TPG  

Published On April 7th, 2021

The TPG evolved out of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, more specifically from the instant decimation of global touring.?

With worldwide event cancellations and no timeline for a return-to-work, the TPG was created to look at how live music touring could operate safely in the Covid-19 era, remain connected with colleagues, network with educators, and evolve touring culture as we knew it - all via ....


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Published On March 3rd, 2021

SoundGirls.Org supports women working in professional audio and music production by highlighting their success and providing a place for them to connect, network, and share advice. SoundGirls.Org provides support, career development, and tools to help those working in the field advance in their career.

Femme It Forward

Published On March 3rd, 2021

A joint venture with Live Nation Entertainment, Femme It Forward is a female-led music and entertainment platform that centers its mission in celebrating, educating, and empowering the industry’s most creative and accomplished female visionaries through multi-format, multi-market consumer experiences. We produce music festivals, concerts, original content, comedy shows, philanthropic endeavors, panels, college engagements and more. For more information on Femme ....

Live Nation Urban Tour Directory

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Published On March 3rd, 2021

Live Nation Urban has put together a Black Tour Directory as a listing of Black professionals and Black-owned companies to serve as a resource to artists, managers, festivals, producers, promoters, vendors, and venues who are actively seeking to hire Black crew members on their tours and events. We hope that our database will serve as a pipeline for emerging production talent. In support of existing teams that ....