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Posted by Aston Avery

Listen: Representation in music

Glastonbury Festival has announced the return of a competition, where musicians compete for a slot on one of the festival’s main stages.

The competition will be open to UK and Ireland-based acts of any musical genre. Application forms will be available on the festival’s website from Monday 29 January until Monday 5 February.

Its another moment which looks to improve representation in the music industry.

Progress has undoubtably been made – in fact, new research from the London College of Contemporary Music has found that 49% agree that the music industry is positively impacted by artists from diverse backgrounds as (34%) it helps breaks stereotypes, (33%) is inspirational for those who want to pursue a career in music and (33%) helps normalise differences. Additionally, a huge 92% of people believe the music industry provides opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Aston spoke to Daniela Magni, youth music officer at London College of Contemporary Music (LCCM).

Photo by John Matychuk on Unsplash

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