Two weeks ago a new music submissions policy was introduced on The Daffodil Perspective.
One of the rules stated that individual pieces by BIPOC composers of any gender would be accepted, not just female composers.
Since the policy was published numerous BIPOC male composers contacted me, some in quite aggressive and pushy ways on various channels.
In addition no BIPOC female composers contacted me, actually I don’t think any BIPOC female composer has speculatively submitted their work to me since the inception of The Daffodil Perspective. (That’s a topic for another day though)
I’ve been giving this a lot of thought, the ruling to include BIPOC male composers was made because this show is gender balanced and racially equitable, however from the beginning the mission of The Daffodil Perspective has been to champion music by women.
The Daffodil Perspective was created to support and promote female composers. This is why I’m retracting the ruling on BIPOC male composers submitting pieces and BIPOC musicians submitting pieces by male composers.
The Daffodil Perspective’s mission is to promote music by women. That’s it.
Accepting pieces from BIPOC men acts in contrast to this mission. I can’t deviate from my goal to support and champion women.
I apologise wholeheartedly for the confusion.
Please see the full revised submissions policy here.
Music by BIPOC male composers will continue to be included as are white composers. 25% of music on The Daffodil Perspective is composed by men of colour, 50% of music is composed by white people (25% men, 25% women) and this will be maintained.
Elizabeth de Brito
Producer of The Daffodil Perspective.