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Musicians and mental health – four ways to look after your wellbeing

Musicians and mental health – four ways to look after your wellbeing

BlogMay 04 2021Comments Off on Musicians and mental health – four ways to look after your wellbeing

It’s no secret that the music industry is a pressured environment for artists and that many musicians struggle with the challenges of looking after their mental wellbeing.  Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week (10th-16th May) we look at how the pandemic has exacerbated the strain on musicians and suggest some positive steps that we have ...

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12 artists join our music industry career development programme

12 artists join our music industry career development programme

BlogFeb 02 2021Comments Off on 12 artists join our music industry career development programme

We’re super proud to be supporting 12 more exceptionally talented emerging artists through our latest Career Development Programme.  At a tougher than ever time for musicians, the vital 2-year programme aims to help create a more level playing field, as building and sustaining a career in music can be impenetrable for many artists.  The ...

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

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

BlogDec 01 2020Comments Off on 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 short videos ...

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Stay true to your values in turbulent times: meet Collette Philip

Stay true to your values in turbulent times: meet Collette Philip

BlogNov 04 2020Comments Off on Stay true to your values in turbulent times: meet Collette Philip

As we write, the US election result hangs on a knife edge and a divisive campaign has highlighted how fractured the country is. Reflecting on events here in the UK, our thoughts turn to ‘what can we do to come together?’ Focusing on the change we can make in our own communities and networks is a powerful way to hold true to our ...

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Exciting artists announced for our Future Sound Digital music education programme

Exciting artists announced for our Future Sound Digital music education programme

BlogOct 06 2020Comments Off on 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 experienced ...

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

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

BlogJun 30 2020Comments Off on 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 ...

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

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

BlogJun 02 2020Comments Off on 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 young ...

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Jazz in a time of lockdown

Jazz in a time of lockdown

BlogMay 03 2020Comments Off on 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 away, and ...

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Championing Women in Jazz

Championing Women in Jazz

BlogMar 02 2020Comments Off on Championing Women in Jazz

The themes of this year’s International Women’s Day on 8 March are forging a gender equal world, celebrating women’s achievement, raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality. Our founder Jennie Cashman Wilson caught up with a woman who is doing just that in the jazz world, Nina Fine. Singer songwriter Nina ...

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Future Sound 2020: inspiring the next generation of jazz musicians.

Future Sound 2020: inspiring the next generation of jazz musicians.

BlogFeb 04 2020Comments Off on Future Sound 2020: inspiring the next generation of jazz musicians.

📷 Remy Archer Our Future Sound 2020 programme began this month, a unique and award-winning collaboration that aims to help develop and inspire the next generation of young jazz musicians. Mercury-nominated band SEED Ensemble are working with young people at Mossbourne Community Academy in Hackney and innovative jazz venue Church of Sound. ...

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