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NMPUK MIMA Debbie and Kate Walters

Top tips for partnership from our New Music Plus… producers

Six great pearls of wisdom from our New Music Plus... producers on partnering with a large organisation. From nailing the budget early on to challenging your host organisation to think differently.Read More

In search of maverick new models…

Over the last few weeks the future of the music industry, who controls it and the role of technology has been under the spotlight. the hub's Matthew Linley aggregates the arguments surrounding music's brave new world.Read More

Asparagus Piss Raindrop on stage in Dundee

Music Language Redux with Cry Parrot and Dundee Contemporary Arts

New Music Plus... producer Fielding Hope creates curates an immersive showcase of extreme juxtapositions for "open-minded" audiences contrasting noise, folk, hip-hop and indie. Kate Molleson was there.Read More

Julia Payne at WOMEX

Joining the Dots at WOMEX

More than 2,000 delegates, from 90 countries talking through the current issues facing the music industry. No wonder it was standing room only for the launch of the hub's Joining the Dots project. Read More

Georgia Ruth

Three days jam packed full of music a Womex review

From 24th to 27th October the hub team were at Womex, here is Matthew Linley's blog diary of the gigs the team saw.Read More

Sarah Kenchington's windpipes

Wind Pipes for Edinburgh by Sarah Kenchington and Suzy Glass

Kate Molleson reviews the giant, colour-coded instrument that anyone can play – commissioned as part of the New Music Plus… initiative Sarah Kenchington builds outlandish instruments at her home in the hills just north of Glasgow. Her latest, Wind Pipes for Edinburgh commissioned by the Edinburgh Art Festival, is a wheezy pipe organ made out […]Read More

Easy money? Dirty cash? The public pound? Raising finance in the music industry

Director of the hub, Julia Payne, shares her thoughts on Music Tank's Easy Money convention and the value of new funding streams for beyond mainstream music. Plus how Tom Robinson's early attempts at crowd-funding ended up with someone going to prison! Read More

Think global, act local – the mantra behind the first English Folk Expo?

With the publication of Wish You Were Here, UK Music’s report into music tourism’s contribution to the UK economy, the UK’s music sector finally has some data about the specific contribution music makes to the UK’s tourism business.Read More

Joining the Dots offers funding and support for the most exciting independent music sector ideas

A clutch of brilliant ideas will get a £10,000 bursary plus expert mentoring to test their brilliant ideas and ultimately make your career - and the sector - more sustainable.Read More

the::hub’s new digital producer has a thirst for knowledge. Your knowledge

the::hub's newest recruit, digital producer Karen Pirie, is the first to reveal details of how your game-changing ideas could win funding and expert support. Read More