Beatport’s Diversity + Parity Fund is an investment initiative to support organizations that focus on underrepresented groups and promote diversity in the music industry.
The fund is dedicated to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion and an ongoing commitment to creating a more inclusive and welcoming space for all.
We fund a diverse range of projects, which can include films, activations, events, record releases, and more.
The funding deadline is Sept 1st 2023, at 12.00 GMT.
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A group of people in the Dance Music Industry who are fighting for change in an industry that has been cloaked in sexual abuse from its infancy. By sharing our own stories and those of other survivors in the industry, we can raise awareness and combat a culture of silence which turns a blind eye to the presence of violence and abuse. Through our campaign, we are pursuing drastic change in nightclubs, venues and festivals across the globe in hope that these places of work and entertainment adopt a zero-tolerance policy to harassment by creating a safe space for all to be enjoyed without the threat of sexual predators.Visit the Website
The mission and philosophy of Future Female Sounds is simple: this excellent non-profit organization, set up in 2017, was set up with the specific aim of making DJ culture more accessible to women and gender-expansive people globally. It’s as simple and sincere as that, with FFS supporting and guiding those creatives along their journey. That means that there are not only educated instructors, but also the endgame is that the DJs graduate and step out into a bigger, brighter world. A quick scan of their socials will see this ethos being celebrated daily. Safe, inspired, uplifted and transformed are the words and the adjectives used by FFS to describe the feeling they aim to reach with their workshops and overall work around the world.Visit the Website
‘Lady of the House’ is a community that celebrates, champions and honours women through a multifunctional platform. By educating and empowering, we diversify the music industry.’ It all started life as the first-ever book of its kind, telling the stories of 150 pioneering women in the music industry such as Jaguar, Sarah Story, Nicole Moudaber, Charlotte de Witte, Nina Kraviz, Ultra Naté, DJ Rap, Roisin Murphy and many more, with a special foreword from Carl Cox. Fast evolving into a global movement with many influential supporters, partners and allies worldwide, Lady of the House remains unstoppable in their mission of creating gender parity in (electronic) music.Visit the Website
We speak to Tia Korpe, the founder of Future Female Sounds, to learn more about the non-profit’s new online DJ Academy and the story behind its expansive global community of female and gender-expansive DJs.Read Here
We interview Lady Of The House founder Laila Mckenzie to learn how inspiring the next generation to think about how they can achieve their ambitions in electronic music is at the very heart of this forward-thinking...Read Here
Future Female Sounds, Lady of the House, and #FORTHEMUSIC are co-recipients of a $100,000 investment from The Beatport Group to accelerate gender parity across the greater DJ music industry.Read Here
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