This year celebrating its 50th anniversary, the BPI is the representative voice for the UK’s world leading record labels and music companies,. It champions recorded music, safeguarding the rights of its members and of the artists, performers and label members of collecting body PPL. Its membership consists of more than 500 independent labels and associate members, and the UK’s three ‘majors’: Sony Music Entertainment UK, Universal Music UK and Universal Music UK. Together, BPI members account for around 85% of legitimate domestic music consumption in the UK and approximately 1 in 10 streams globally. The BPI promotes British music through its international trade missions, the Music Export Growth Scheme and The BRIT Awards, which it owns and organises. It administers The BRIT Certified Platinum, Gold and Silver Awards and BRIT Billion programmes, co-owns the Official Charts Company with ERA, and is home to The Mercury Prize. The BPI supports innovation and technology through its Music & Tech Springboard Programme, and Insight Sessions series and provides training and networking with its extensive free masterclasses, networking events, and market reports, including its annual yearbook All About The Music, alongside its public affairs work and communications activities. The BPI is committed to equity and inclusion in music, working closely with members, industry partners, and its Equity & Justice Advisory Group (EJAG) to promote this in the context of its commitment to the UK Music Diversity Taskforce “Five Ps Action Plan”. The BPI seeks to educate and inspire change through its EDI Training and Membership Inclusion Programme , the BRITs Apprentice Scheme, and its community engagement, focussed on education and wellbeing through the power of music, directed through its charity The BRIT Trust.
Preventable hearing loss can have devastating impacts for music industry professionals and artists as well as listeners. That’s why education campaigns like Make Listening Safe are so important, and why the BPI is pleased to support its goals of promoting happy and healthy listening.Dr. Jo Twist OBE, Chief Executive BPI