There is no place for racism or injustice in our world. BMI stands in solidarity with the black community and supports the powerful movement for change that has risen over the last two weeks and continues to push forward. BMI has issued a series of statements in response to the untenable current situation, which you can see below. Please continue to check back here and on our social media channels for company updates on this matter.
Issued on June 4, 2020
“Like so many of our friends and colleagues in the music industry, we want to move past statements of support and show that BMI is committed to helping drive real and meaningful change. As a start, BMI will be making financial contributions to organizations that promote diversity, voting rights, social equality and racial justice. We are in the process of finalizing which organizations we will be donating to, however, simply donating isn’t enough. We will continue to uphold our core values and strive to make BMI an inclusive place to work.”
Issued on June 1, 2020
“On June 2, BMI will observe “Black Out Tuesday,” as we stand together with the black community, our colleagues, employees, songwriters, composers and the entire music industry in condemning hate, racism and intolerance. Now is the time to unite our voices and speak out against injustice. BMI is committed to driving respect and equality for all and we will actively seek out and support efforts to create the meaningful change that is so desperately needed. #TheShowMustBePaused”
Issued on May 30, 2020
“BMI was founded with an open door policy, embracing all genres of music so all voices could be heard. That same spirit of diversity, tolerance and inclusiveness remains our foundation today. Our collective voices are more important now than ever. Use them to spread understanding, peace, respect for each other and to drive meaningful change. There is no place for hate, violence and intolerance in our world.”