How can I help musicians in 2021?

It’s not feeling quite like the year for big, earth-shattering resolutions but taking some small, positive actions is good. We know you care about the devastating impact Covid-19 has had on the music industry too, so here’s three things you can do to help musicians in 2021. 1.Value musicians’ talent by paying for it! Back…

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How to write and express yourself through music – new Future Sound videos out now!

Ever wondered how musicians write their lyrics or songs? Or how they became artists? Well, our new video series could help you answer some of those questions. Future Sound Digital is all about expressing yourself through music and is available now, for free, on our YouTube channel.  Please watch and subscribe! There are 13 new…

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Exciting artists announced for our Future Sound Digital music education programme

What do we do when a global pandemic means we can’t work with young people in schools?  We get creative, come together with some of the most exciting artists in town and produce an online music education project with a difference! Featuring super talented artists Arji Manuelpillai, Sans Soucis and Oscar Jerome and guided by…

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Champions for Children appeal raises £8,000 for Future Sound!

Hot off the press! Our Champions for Children fundraising campaign smashed its target, raising an awesome £8,000 for Future Sound including gift aid.  Thanks to the generosity of 60 amazing donors and match funding support from Nigel Gibson, Anna Corbett and The Childhood Trust, we’ll now be able to bring our award-winning music learning programme…

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How can music bring hope in the wake of coronavirus? Launching our new Future Sound film and campaign

We’re super thrilled to reveal our latest Future Sound film!  And to announce that later this month we’re launching an exciting new campaign that gives you the chance to help us bring Future Sound to even more young people. Future Sound is a unique concept – an aspirational and inspirational music learning programme that pairs…

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Jazz in a time of lockdown

“Always look ahead, but never look back.” – Miles Davis Back in March our normal lives changed. Gigs and festivals were cancelled, music venues and schools closed and we were all urged to stay home to save lives. Musicians and artists making their living from live music and teaching found their income sources suddenly swept…

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5 things you can do to support jazz musicians during the Coronavirus pandemic

We can’t stress enough the impact that the coronavirus pandemic is having on the income of musicians.  The cancellation of tours and festivals, plus closures of live venues and schools has hit hard. Last week a Musicians’ Union survey said that UK musicians had lost an estimated £13.9m in earnings so far and that 90%…

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