Yorkshire Music Report Now Out

Earlier this year, the Arts Council England, Yorkshire and Yorkshire Forward commissioned the hub to produce a scoping study to determine the need for business support within the regional music industry, and how best this could be delivered.

As part of this project we invited music entrepreneurs to take part in a region-wide survey and to help us work up our recommendations for how the two agencies could best support music businesses in the region. We had a great response, and delivered our full report to the Arts Council and Yorkshire Forward at the end of the summer.

In light of the research, ACE and Yorkshire Forward are currently considering how best they can support the region’s buzzing music scene. As part of this, Yorkshire Forward is currently working with the new Business Link provider, which will broker relationships between creative businesses and specialist business support providers from April 2008. The two agencies also decided to publish our main findings at this point, so that they can share them with music businesses, entrepreneurs and other business support agencies across the region.

In response, we have put together a summary report, Yorkshire Music: a report into business growth needs and ambitions of the region’s music industry, which can be viewed at http://www.thehubuk.com/files/Yorkshire-Music-Report.pdf.

For any additional information regarding this project, please send an email to: julia@thehubuk.com