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HELP MUSICIANS UK Where are they now? Post graduate music student research

Each year Help Musicians UK makes a substantial number of awards to post graduate music students around the UK. In 2016 HMUK commissioned the hub to carry out research into the career development of post graduate music students who have graduated in the past decade. Our study focused on some 1800 applicants to HMUK’s post […]Read More

Arts Council – Reviewing music provision for children and young people in London

In 2008 Arts Council England (London) and Youth Music asked the hub to conduct a review of the music opportunities offered to children and young people in London by ACE’s Regularly Funded Organisations (RFOs), in order to understand the scope and scale of provision, evaluate the quality of experience for the young people taking part, […]Read More

Centre for Young Musicians – Progression routes in London for young jazz, world music and folk musicians

Using funding from the Department for Children, Schools and Families, The Centre for Young Musicians (CYM) asked the hub in 2008 to undertake a research project into progression routes for highly talented young people learning jazz, world and folk music in inner London. Our brief was twofold: to examine the routes already in place and […]Read More

#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

RE-SET: virtual action learning for artists and creative freelancers

RE:SET is a virtual action learning programme for creative freelancers, artists and other creative entrepreneurs based in England. Designed in response to Covid 19, it brings together peers from across the sector to help each other explore their challenges, opportunities and dilemmas and unlock new insights.Read More