It’s nothing short of revolutionary.
Diversity is one of the most important issues facing the music industry, both this year and every year. It’s a topic that is raised when a festival lineup gets revealed, when Spotify and Apple Music unveil their streaming charts, and when the Grammys offer up their latest batch of nominees. And for good reason, as the arts mirror the world at large, where the work of white men is given more weight and visibility by the powers that be, often largely because of systematic issues ranging from the maintenance of power to sheer ambivalence. It often seems that as loudly as people shout for change, improvement is incremental, with victories always tempered with how far there is yet to go.

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