‘The main issue we have as an industry is lack of economic inclusion for black people’

When I began managing musicians in 2009, I didn’t believe my race would be an issue. Sadly, it was naive of me to think that I wouldn’t experience racial bias in an industry that claimed to be so diverse. It was a shock to my system and an immense eye-opener for someone whose attitude was that, if you planned and worked hard enough, anything was possible. In the years that followed, I have encountered numerous circumstances that contained either indirect or direct hints of racism. In one instance, I was managing a young white artist who I had met by accident and we clicked really well. We worked really hard and suddenly we were getting calls from some major labels; we were both excited…


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