British music industry bodies have recently been under scrutiny for the diversity of their management, boards and teams. Making progress on this front is an ongoing process, and today there are new appointments to talk about from charitable organisation The Brit Trust and songwriter body Ivors Academy.
The Brit Trust has appointed Kobalt’s VP of business affairs Mulika Sannie and Point Blank Recordings’ director of A&R Kwame Kwaten as new trustees. The news means that two of the 14 trustees are Black, while four are women.
Meanwhile, The Ivors Academy has appointed the co-chairs of its new Youth Council to its board of directors. Hope Winter and Imogen Williams will take a shared role on the board, as well as overseeing the Youth Council: a group of 16 young songwriters.
Winter and Williams will be introduced in an online webinar this Thursday.