In 2020 we shared our plans to improve our equality and inclusion working practices and initiatives across our company. We acknowledge the need to come together as an organisation of people, to drive change and make a positive impact around improving racial equity.
We know that D&I is not a problem we are trying to solve but an opportunity we are going to embrace and gain from. True diversity brings together different ideas, different ways of thinking, and most importantly, our different lived experiences – all these produce outstanding results.
Since summer 2020, we have created ongoing self-development within our team that incorporates D&I for all. This has been achieved through education, conversation, and by enlisting an experienced and established trainer to provide internal diversity training and support for our whole staff team. Our goal is to embed D&I in everything we do to ensure that D&I is felt throughout the company, therefore we have formed an internal diversity & inclusion team to better understand where the challenges, touch points and gaps are so as to ensure that what we are doing both internally and externally is more inclusive.
We continue to seek invaluable advice and critique from artists, peers, industry executives and organisations.
In the last twelve months:
These actions are the start of our commitment to contribute to a more equal and inclusive drum & bass community.
Chris, Tony, Josh, Craig and the Hospital Team
For more details on each of these areas please see below.
Education & Resources
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Equality & Inclusion Training
Business Support Scheme
We have now chosen our business for 2021/2022, Invicta Audio. If you would like any information regarding the scheme we welcome you to apply with the subject header ‘Business Development Scheme’ to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can provide you for information for when applications reopen next year.Back to sections
Artist Development Scheme
“The Artist Development Scheme has been amazing. I applied for it fully believing I wouldn’t get it and then an email landed in my inbox. I thought it was going to be one of those “Thank you for applying, but unfortunately you weren’t successful” kind of emails. Hospital Records is one of those labels that I’ve always looked up to and hoped to work with one day and this gave me that opportunity, far sooner than I’ve ever expected. I was told I would be treated like an artist and Hospital delivered on that.
Being able to work with members of the team and go down to the HQ to understand the inner workings of Hospital and things to consider as an artist has given me valuable insight. Working with the A&R team alongside Raff aka Nurve from Education and Bass has leveled up my music production big time. I’ve still got a lot of work to do, but I have gained a lot of knowledge in such a short amount of time.
The best moment for me had to be my set at Hospitality in the Woods, it was definitely the biggest show I’ve ever played at as a DJ, and my first Drum and Bass set ever, with technical support from Lens and confidence-building words from Degs, I was able to go up there and smash my set, it was a memorable experience that I will never forget and it something I definitely want to do more of.
Working with Hospital has lit a fire under me and it’s shown me what is possible. It has given me a wealth of knowledge, new contacts, and a lot of new friends. Everyone has been so helpful and supportive throughout this whole experience, I’m sad that it’s over but I’m grateful that it even happened. I love my job I work in Formula 1, but at the end of the day music is my calling and this has been the biggest boost towards that goal” – MylBack to sections
Women In Drum & Bass Production Mentorship
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Women In Drum & Bass Community
Our next event will be announced soon, for information on future events you can join the Facebook group.Back to sections