for Musicians

Career development

About us

Our Story

For 11-18s

Future sound

We inspire, connect and open doors to the music industry so that MINORITISED young talent has an equal chance to realise their creative potential.

Inspired by the critically acclaimed and award-winning musician Abram Wilson, we provide visibility, access and opportunity within an industry which is often closed to all but the most privileged.

We meet young people exactly where they’re at

Whether that’s at school, in the community or online – and encourage them to find their unique musical identity. 


We offer practical support to emerging musicians and music professionals

by sharing valuable connections and opportunities.

Latest ProjectS

This term we are running our first ever Future Sound Live project in Manchester, working with students aged 13-14 years from Manchester Co-operative Academies.

Future Sound

LIVE

Find out about our exciting career development programme for up-and-coming artists and music industry professionals to help you get ahead in the industry.

Career
Development
Programme

News

  • Musicians need you this Giving Tuesday!

    If the consumer frenzy of Black Friday gives you the ick, supporting a cause you care about on Giving Tuesday is an easy way to reset the balance!  This year Giving Tuesday is on 29 November and we need to raise £4,000 by the end of the day.   The money will go towards our grassroots Career Development Programme – which plays a part in addressing the inequalities in the music industry, by empowering artists from minoritised groups to get ahead and develop sustainable careers.

  • house of jazz – exclusive END OF YEAR PARTY!

    Join us for our inaugural HOUSE OF JAZZ party on Thursday, 8th December 2022 8pm – 11pm hosted by Mark Kavuma & The Banger Factory at one of Mayfair’s most characterful and unique private homes, helping us to raise funds for the Abram Wilson charity in our 10th anniversary year!

  • Jools Holland becomes new Abram Wilson charity patron

    We’re thrilled to announce that renowned musician, bandleader, composer and broadcaster Jools Holland has become our newest patron.

KIND WORDS

“Abram Wilson is an inspiring organisation. It reminds me always that music is vital
not just creatively, but socially – and that music can transform us all for the better.
It’s a privilege to support such positive, innovative people and their musical mentees.”

Ilana, Abram Wilson donor