The people making decisions about what we hear in entertainment and media are overwhelmingly white.
It is a fact that people of color and other marginalized groups are underrepresented in our industry’s leadership, including at MMS.
We are committed to being an anti-racist company that disrupts, dismantles and demands more of individuals, institutions and ourselves. We commit to leading our industry on these issues.
Behavior: Every person working with MMS is welcome to show up as they are without expectation of assimilation.
Talent: In an industry that favors access and privilege, our approach to talent must disrupt the status quo.
- At least 40% of all music creators and collaborators on our projects are from historically marginalized communities including Black, Latino/Latina/Latinx, Asian, Indigenous, female & members of the LGBTQIA+ community
- At least 15% of our writers will be women or non-binary
- We are committed to Black leadership by 2023 in partnership with In for 13
- 50% of the partner companies we work with, will be owned by historically marginalized communities
- Our hiring framework seeks untraditional talent by defining each hire not by education level or corporate experience, but by life experience, track record, and skill
- We do not ask for work on spec, a systemic approach to sourcing creative that benefits privilege
- We are committed to crediting all collaborators responsible for our creative output on every project
Mentorship & Partnerships: Expand our initiatives for mentorship and education with a focus on historically marginalized communities:
- Your Music, Your Future: a community for composers focusing on music rights
- The Kaufman Special Music School: the only K-12 public school in the country for gifted and talented music students
Leadership: We’ve taken the In For 13 pledge, committing to 13% Black representation in leadership positions at our company by 2023