With queer illustration on the rise within the music trade, GLAAD is able to have a good time simply how far we’ve come, with some assist from Sony Music Group.
On Monday (March 6), GLAAD and Sony Music Group introduced their partnership on “ICONS,” a brand new, three-part interview collection that can discover the affect of the queer neighborhood on music. Every installment will concentrate on a distinct, trendy LGBTQ performer, profiling Isaac Dunbar (March 10), Iniko (April 14) and MK xyz (Could 12).
In response to a press release, every interview will hone in on the “deeply private connection that exists between queerness and craft,” whereas additionally analyzing the methods through which the LGBTQ neighborhood has formed popular culture at massive, and the way every artist broke by within the trade. The better aim of the brand new collection, each organizations say, is to “advance LGBTQ illustration in music and inside the trade at massive.”
Tony Morrison, GLAAD’s senior director of communications, stated in a press release that queer artists’ affect on the music trade is “plain,” which is what the collection goals to discover. “It’s as essential to honor the trailblazing legacies of LGBTQ icons in music, as it’s equally crucial that we elevate new voices in music who’ve distinctive backgrounds and tales to inform,” he stated. “‘ICONS’ establishes this path ahead to extend the visibility of queer artists.”
Sony evp and chief variety & inclusion officer Tiffany R. Warren agreed, highlighting the significance of utilizing their “highly effective platform” to uplift queer voices. “We imagine that by exploring the affect that LGBTQ artists and songwriters have had on music, we will foster a deeper understanding of what it takes to interrupt by as an LGBTQ artist,” she stated. “This collection is a testomony to our dedication to advancing variety, fairness, and inclusion whereas breaking limitations within the music trade.”
The primary episode of “ICONS,” that includes Isaac Dunbar, will premiere on GLAAD’s YouTube web page Friday, March 10.
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