UK Music has called on the Government to help remove the barriers that stand in the way of closing the gender pay gap in the music industry.
The intervention from the collective voice of the UK music industry followed the October 5 deadline for large employers to report their latest gender pay gap figures.
UK Music said “swifter and greater” progress was needed to tackle the issue.
UK Music chief executive Jamie Njoku-Goodwin said: “There have been some welcome improvements on tackling the gender pay gap, which will come down as more women take on senior and leadership positions within their organisations.
“Many businesses in the music industry have introduced excellent schemes to help bring about positive changes. However, there are still worrying gender pay gaps in the music industry and workplaces everywhere.
“We need swifter and greater progress to address some of the structural barriers that hinder the progress of women in the workplace.
“The Government must do more to help tackle these challenges. This includes addressing the need for more equitable parental leave schemes that work for all families, ensuring well-funded and accessible childcare, and ensuring access to justice for victims of workplace discrimination.
“Employers should fully support employees when they have children, embrace flexible working whenever possible, and review structures that lead to disappointing pay gaps.
“By working together and continuing to press everyone to close the gender pay gap we can put the music industry at the forefront of bringing about fairness and inclusivity in the workplace.”