Universal Music Group Black Representation Diversification Contract
We the Universal Music Group pledge to diversify the representations of Black men and women in rap music by doing the following by May 13, 2006:
- take a public stand against the limited representations of Black women and men in rap by issuing a press release to this effect, agreeing to appear on at least two nationally televised news programs to express this stance, and create an annual forum to create dialogue between music companies, artists, and consumers to examine the status of rap and hip hop.
- signing, financially supporting, and actively promoting at least five new rap artists who are not predominately displaying the image of Black men as criminals and Black women as over-sexualized objects.
- actively enable current rap artists to diversify representations of Black men and women in their music and videos.
- establish a national program to educate people about the existence and negative effects of the objectification of women in popular culture.
- prepare a ten-year plan to diversify the representations of Black men and women in the rap industry.