Well, you can either look to the link that I just posted which features the actual sentiments of BMG’s CEO or you can continue to consult your vivid delusion which is where you get all of your Morrissey information in the first place.
Delusion? - in the UK the entire arts industry has been rushing to pledge itself to diversity, anti-racism and decolonisation in hiring, engagement, activism, outreach & every other part of the business.
BMG is no different.
In order to improve “representation of minority and diverse groups” at the company, BMG says that it now plans to “hard-wire diversity drivers” into its HR and recruitment processes, which include “holding managers responsible for the diversity of the teams they recruit and adding this to their annual objectives”.
Among other initiatives, BMG says it will define expectations for racial, gender, and minority representation for each of its operations worldwide. Unconscious bias training will also be introduced for all staff.
Meanwhile, a new global Diversity & Inclusion Council will be created at BMG, which the firm says will have an overview of and advise on all D&I initiatives in the company.
BMG to make diversity of exec hires a key objective for company’s managers - Music Business Worldwide
BMG's Hartwig Masuch has outlined action to be taken by the company to address racial inequality…
“This past two weeks have been a wake-up call for everyone. Like many companies we have had diversity initiatives in place for some time. We have passionate champions for diversity. We believe in diversity. But something like this comes along and you look at the reality. And you have to say, ‘We have got to do more’.”
“Musically we have one of the most diverse rosters in. the industry – from KSI, Run The Jewels and Rejjie Snow, Kamille and Jones to Kylie, DMA’s and Aled Jones & Russell Watson in recordings to Mabel, FKA Twigs, Richard Hawley and Roger Waters in publishing. Whether by genre or colour of skin, our roster covers all bases. Music is music.”
Record companies have responded to the Black Out Tuesday initiative and industry campaigns with a renewed focus on policies for equality and inclusion. “We have got to do more,” says BMG’s president of repertoire & marketing…
So if BMG are telling Morrissey what music to make & how to behave or they won't release his next album (which is what seems to have happened) - then the two quotes about diversity & not allowing artists to languish are cant.