Diversity in Live Music on and off the Stage

The moderator will look at how venues can create safe, inclusive spaces for those who are often underrepresented in the live music sector. Our panel members are all well versed in how beneficial the live music scene is for those with visible & invisible access needs as well as gender and ethnicity. They will offer in-depth, personal insights on how to improve the diversity on stage as well as with audiences. They will discuss the benefits of diversity in the live music scene, the ability to expand your audience, becoming more representative of society more widely, as well as greater online information. Additionally, an area which is often under scrutiny, they will offer ideas on how to become more inclusive which will help the industry adapt and meet the growing demand for inclusivity.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Sybil Bell

Independent Venue Week

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Ruby Horton

100 Club

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Renee Jonard

Hotel Vegas

Primary Access
Music Badge
Platinum Badge
Artist Wristband
Secondary Access
Film Badge
Interactive Badge