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Photo of Hacke a Heckle from Knowle West Media Centre. Credit Dean Ayotte.

Youth Music campaigns with and alongside young people on the issues that matter most to them.

  • We work to influence policy so that inclusive, relevant, long-term music education is standard practice.
  • We work to ensure that the music education workforce is skilled, valued and fairly paid.
  • We work to form links between music education and the music industry, and ensure young people are supported to take their next steps, whatever they might choose to do.
  • We work to break down barriers in the music industries, to ensure that the sound of the next generation is more diverse, more relevant, more equitable and more creative.

A Blueprint for the Future

Our new report found thousands of young people pursuing a career in the music industry are being driven out of the sector they love, or forced to go it alone. A Blueprint for the Future sets out a positive vision for change that’s centred on the power of supporting and cultivating young creatives across the music industry. 

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Photo from Brighter Sound, Manchester by Dave McNabb

Music Shaped Me

Music has the power to shape our lives. Read how projects have helped gang leaders become music leaders, provided others with the support to tackle mental health, and giving them all the opportunity to develop musically, personally and socially.