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The Beatport Group Launches Second Annual Diversity + Parity Fund

The Beatport Group, the global leader in music for DJs, producers, and fans alike, unveils today that they are opening applications for grants to its second annual Diversity + Parity Fund.

The Beatport Group is launching an investment initiative is designed to empower underrepresented groups and to promote diversity within the music industry. As a company that is wholly committed to creating a music industry that is reflective of the world, the Diversity + Parity Fund showcases Beatport’s determination to nurture, embolden, and amplify voices and ideas from around the globe. In particular, the fund will provide financial support, editorial exposure, and marketing across Beatport’s social media platforms to help organizations increase their impact and reach a wider audience.

“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.”

For the second year, Beatport’s funding will be going to organizations who aim to increase diversity within the tight-knit electronic music community. Last year, $100,000 was provided to three uplifting organizations – Lady Of The House, Future Female Sounds and #FORTHEMUSIC. This year, there are two separate grants — one for smaller organizations ($3,000 to $15,000 USD) and one for larger organizations ($15,001 to $30,000 USD) — as a way to encourage a larger applicant pool, including emerging or grassroots initiatives. Compared to last year’s fund, this year it has increased by 50% to $150,000. Those 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.

Applicants can begin to apply when it opens on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 12pm GMT and close on August 22, 2023 at 12pm GMT. For more details and submission guidelines, please visit: www.beatportal.com/fund.

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