Friday’s MIA drop-in session: Black Lives in Music

Every Friday at 10am, our drop-in sessions give you the opportunity to join with other industry colleagues and discuss the issues affecting you and your business.

The MIA recently announced a new strategic partnership with Black Lives In Music. Black Lives In Music launched in March 2021 with the mission to amplify and empower black musicians and professionals.

BLIM’s key goals are to act as a catalyst for meaningful change, provide opportunities for musicians at grassroots level, support and empower black artists and advocate for equality in the music industry.

The MIA has partnered with Black Lives in Music to help to transform and future proof our industry, and support BLIM in their mission to advocate for equality for the careers of musicians and the music industry workforce.

At this week’s drop-in, we will be joined by musician and teacher Roger Wilson, who has worked with James Brown, Dame Shirley Bassey, Michael Ball and more. Roger is the Director of Operations for BLIM.

We will also be joined by Richard Henry. Richard is a specialist bass trombonist and versatile multi instrumentalist on the lower brass instruments of tenor trombone, Eb tuba and Bb sousaphone. He has over 25 years experience at the cutting edge of the London music scene and beyond and is a ‘very much in demand musician’ for both live and recorded projects in jazz, theatre, popular, film and classical contemporary music. He is professor of trombone at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of music and dance, Musician at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, member of the Chineke! Orchestra and bass trombonist in Paul Lacy’s multi award winning – Back to Basie big band.

During the session, we will learn more about BLIM and discuss how they can help you to improve diversity and equality in your organisation. We will also talk to Richard about his experiences as a musician.

These Zoom sessions are really informal and open to any business operating across the MI sector.

If you would like to join the session taking place this Friday at 10am, please contact

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