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#VoteForMusic: the sector speaks – postings from The Great Escape

At a packed session at The Great Escape on 15 May, I took to the festival stage, to announce the results of our #VoteForMusic campaign. Joining me on stage were the musician and dj Dan le Sac, Cooking Vinyl founder and chief executive Martin Goldschmidt, The Great Escape’s Martin Elbourne and Yellowbrick music’s Meredith Cork […]Read More

Greater London Authority Mayor’s Music Education Summit

In January 2009, the hub curated the Mayor of London’s first ever Music Education Summit. 180 people working across the music education sector in London – musicians, music services, orchestras and other music organisations, promoters, music colleges, funders and policy makers – came together at City Hall. The purpose of the day? To inform the […]Read More

Evaluating New Music Plus…London and North West

“NMP… developed me, it developed the artists I worked with on the co-production, and it developed my host organisation. It raised the bar for us all.” NMP… London producer Developed by PRS for Music Foundation in partnership with the hub, between 2009-2011, New Music Plus… supported two regional producer and host organisation cohorts, one in […]Read More

Un-Convention: Off Axis Touring Network

Off Axis is a new touring network which Un-Convention hopes will help artists tour further afield to guaranteed audiences. Founded in 2008, Un-Convention takes best practice models from independent music networks around the world and applying them in new places. Their new touring network, Off Axis, uses a centralised website to allow artists to ‘trade’ […]Read More