In 1987, the NAACP published a report outlining the “rampant” racial discrimination that existed at every level of the music industry. In June of 2021, a USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative report found that just 4.2% of top music industry executives are Black.
Also in June of 2021, the Black Music Action Coalition released their music industry report card which noted how the promises made by music companies in response to the extra-judicious murder of George Floyd and the social justice reckoning that ensued have yielded little in results; the report describes a continuous cycle of progress and regression within the industry. It is clear that despite calls for and promises of change, little progress has been made in terms of improving the executive pipeline for Black music professionals.
BLACK MUSIC PROFESSIONALS NEED EFFECTIVE TOOLS AND STRATEGIES TO CLIMB THE CORPORATE LADDER
While systemic changes within the music industry are still necessary, it is clear that Black music professionals can’t wait for the industry to do the right thing; they need to take matters into their own hands.
- Proven strategies and tactics to apply critical leadership competencies
- Broader and deeper professional networks
- Higher levels of emotional intelligence
- A strategic blueprint for their professional development journey
And The ELC is here to help them.
WHAT IS LEVELS?
Levels, the ELC’s newest program, is a comprehensive 4-month virtual cohort program designed to accelerate Black music professionals’ progress to the executive level. The program includes:
- 6 Live Virtual Instructor-Led Sessions
- Up to 6 hours of 1-on-1 Executive Coaching with an ICF certified coach
- VIP Registration to the Mid-Level Managers’ Symposium
- Self-directed learning on The ELC’s Learning Management System
- Fireside chat sessions with Black senior executives in the music industry
- And more!
Seats limited to 60 participants.