The Beatport Group has launched the application process for its annual Diversity + Parity Fund, aimed at supporting organizations that champion underrepresented groups and foster diversity in the music industry. This year, the fund has been expanded to $150,000, offering two types of grants: one for smaller organizations ($3,000-$15,000) and another for larger ones ($15,001-$30,000). This tiered approach aims to encourage a broader range of organizations, including emerging or grassroots initiatives, to apply.
The Diversity + Parity Fund was initially introduced in 2022 when Beatport granted $100,000 to three distinct organizations: Lady Of The House, Future Female Sounds, and #FORTHEMUSIC.
Sofia Ilyas, Chief Community Officer of The Beatport Group, emphasized the significance of the fund, stating, “We believe in the power of music to unite people from all backgrounds, and it is our responsibility to ensure that the music industry reflects the diversity of the world we live in. Through the Diversity + Parity Fund, we are committed to accelerating change and creating a more inclusive and equitable music industry for everyone. We invite other companies in our community to join us in our mission to increase parity and diversity in music.”
The Diversity + Parity Fund underscores Beatport’s ongoing commitment to promoting a more diverse and equitable ecosystem by giving a platform to voices and ideas from different segments of the global community. The fund offers financial support, editorial visibility, and marketing exposure across Beatport’s social media channels to help organizations expand their impact and reach a broader audience.
Organizations that share the commitment to amplify underrepresented voices in the music industry are encouraged to apply for the Diversity + Parity Fund. Applications are open until August 22.
Written by: Artificial Intelligence Technology