February is LGBTQI+ History Month and in recognition our LGBTQI+ Working Group are doing a take over. This month we speak to Amber Jay, Edmund Jolliffe and Will Davenport (Chair) from our LGBTQI+ Working Group about their experiences in songwriting and composition, as well as their views on inclusivity in the music industry and what more can be done to have an industry that is representative of everyone.
The LGBTQI+ Working Group is a space for LGBT+ people (and allies) to share stories and experiences and consider ways to improve the music industry. Members of the working group will come along to the event on Monday the 21st to speak to members of the Academy about what they believe could be done to help build a more inclusive industry.
Will Davenport (Chair of the LGBTQI+ Working Group): “LGBTQI+ History Month is all about representation, and the ambition of the Working Group is to further represent the wealth of LGBTQI+ experience within the music industry.