by: Rachel Narozniak
Jul 25, 2023
The Beatport Group‘s annual Diversity + Parity Fund, designed to support organizations that focus on underrepresented groups and promote diversity within the music industry, is now accepting applications for its 2023 grant cycle.
This year, Beatport has increased the fund to $150,000 and will award two types of grants: one for smaller organizations ($3,000-$15,000) and one for larger organizations ($15,001-$30,000). This tiered approach encourages participation from a wider pool of organizations, including emerging or grassroots initiatives, and builds on the fund’s debut in 2022. Last year, Beatport awarded $100,000 to three separate organizations, Lady Of The House, Future Female Sounds, and #FORTHEMUSIC.
“We believe in the power of music to unite people from all backgrounds, and it is our
responsibility to ensure that the music industry reflects the diversity of the world we live in.” said
Sofia Ilyas, Chief Community Officer of The Beatport Group. “Through the Diversity + Parity
Fund, we are committed to accelerating change and creating a more inclusive and equitable
music industry for everyone. We invite other companies in our community to join us in our
mission to increase parity and diversity in music.”
The Diversity + Parity Fund represents Beatport’s ongoing commitment to nurturing a more
diverse and equitable ecosystem by amplifying voices and ideas of all types from different
segments of the global community. The fund will offer financial support, editorial exposure, and
marketing across Beatport’s social media platforms to help organizations increase their impact and reach a wider audience.
Organizations that share a similar dedication to amplifying underrepresented voices in the music industry are encouraged to submit an application through the Diversity + Parity Fund. Applications are open from now through August 22.