Girl singing into a microphone

For 11-18s

FUTURE SOUND

About us

Our Story

Naima Adams, musician

For musicians

career development

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

In the 2022-23 academic year we ran two Future Sound projects in Manchester with Manchester Co-operative Academies, and a two-term project at Mossbourne Community Academy in London.

Future Sound

If you’re an up-and-coming artist or music industry professional check out all our free online resources to help you get ahead in the industry, and keep updated on when we run our career development programme.

Career
Development
Programme

News

  • Introducing our new Creative Director, Mercy Welbeck

    We are thrilled to announce that Mercy Welbeck will be joining Abram Wilson as Creative Director from July! Mercy, also known by her artist moniker MEI, is a multi-disciplinary artist and creative producer from South London. After graduating from…

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  • MAKE TWICE THE DIFFERENCE FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS 

    We’re SUPER excited to once again take part in the Big Give’s Champions For Children match funded campaign, which represents a fantastic chance for us to spread the word about the work we…

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  • Pitching to Festivals: Our top tips

    We recently hosted a free online workshop for any artists interested in learning about pitching to festivals.  The workshop was led by a member of the We Out Here production team and by Oliver Carruthers, Interim CEO…

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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