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Partnerships are central to the work of Sound Connections.

We work with individuals and organisations to deliver groundbreaking music projects for young people, team up with specialist providers to offer high quality courses and training, and engage with policy-makers at regional and national level.

If you would like to discuss a partnership with Sound Connections, please call us on 020 7729 7220 or email philip@sound-connections.org.uk.

Greater London Authority (GLA)

Greater London Authority (GLA)

Sound Connections works closely with the Culture team at the GLA, sitting on the Music Education Steering Group and consulting on Rhythm of London, the Mayor’s music education strategy.

Young People from Wired4Music, our music council for young Londoners, partnered with the GLA’s Children & Young People’s Unit to consult on and evaluate the Mayor’s music strategy and funded programmes. Find out more here.

About Rhythm of London

Rhythm of London aims to strengthen and promote music education in the capital by showcasing young musicians, bringing key individuals and organisations together, developing funding streams and providing support and information. From chances to busk on the Underground to performing on stage in Trafalgar Square in front of 10,000 people, Rhythm of London seeks out the capital’s most talented young musicians and highlights the fantastic music education work going on in the city.

The Mayor believes that music education matters and should be supported in London. Music should play a part in every young person’s upbringing, not only because of the educational and training benefits it offers, but also because it can be an enriching enjoyable experience.

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A New Direction

A New Direction

AND are the Arts Council Lead Bridge Organisation for London. We work together closely to share expertise and research on music education and the wider arts sector which has fed into Sound Connections’ mapping study of non-formal music provision and social need, and into AND’s London Picture study of arts education in schools and beyond. Sound Connections is an advisor on AND’s recent local area funding programme, and a team member from AND sits on the Sound Connections advisory group, ensuring we share intelligence and best practice.

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Roundhouse

Roundhouse

 

The Roundhouse is a leading cultural venue which is home to a bold and exciting programme of live music, theatre, dance, circus, installations and new media. The charity offers a year-round schedule of creative projects for 11–25 year olds in 24 state-of-the-art studios, where facilities include TV, radio and music production, media suites and rehearsal rooms for music and performance.

Our partnership grows from strength to strength as we bring our young people together. We collaborate each year with Roundhouse Youth Advisory Board to produce Rising: Futures, a day exploring the future of music education at Rising Festival. We continue to liaise with Roundhouse staff on their role as an Arts Council Associate Bridge Organisation and work towards common goals.

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Rich Mix

Rich Mix

Rich Mix is a cultural centre at the heart of Shoreditch and home to the Sound Connections office.

We have recently been commissioned by Rich Mix to design and establish a Young Ambassadors’ scheme based on our highly successful Wired4Music model. Our expert staff have trained the Rich Mix team in participation and have facilitated the first phase of Young Ambassador meetings bringing together 15 aspiring young leaders from across the cultural sector to engage with the venue and produce their own festival.

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Musicians' Union

Musicians' Union

The Musicians’ Union represents over thirty thousand musicians working in all sectors of the music business. As well as negotiating on behalf of its members with all the major employers in the industry, the MU offers a range of services for self-employed professional and student musicians of all ages. The benefits of membership include £10m public liability cover, £2,000 worth of equipment insurance, contract advice, partnership agreements, careers advice and legal assistance.

Visit the MU website and find out how the Union can help you with your career whether you work in education, the live arena, the recording studio, or as a writer/composer.

The MU has recently partnered with the MusicLeader London programme, hosted by Sound Connections, in the delivery of training and networking events, including Child Protection Awareness, Start Up and Health and Hearing for Musicians and Teachers.

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The Premises Studios

A charity with a difference, The Premises Music Education Programme, runs from its base in one of the UK’s most famous recording and rehearsal studios – The Premises. The charity has been running since 1996, providing a variety of courses and workshops and giving musicians of all ages, abilities and budgets the chance to work in studios frequented by Lily Allen, Rihanna, Tinie Tempah, Courtney Pine, Florence and the Machine and Madness to name just a few.

It ran the most successful New Deal For Musicians scheme in the country, giving a head start to many emerging artists and now runs regular workshops including a Jazz Vocal and Recording Workshop with Ian Shaw, a Songwriting and Recording course with big-name masterclass tutors and an annual Jazz Piano Workshop.

For more information about The Premises Music Education Programme visit www.premisesstudios.com. Alternatively you can call Julia Craik on the main studio number: 020 7729 7593 or email info@premisesstudios.com.

Premises Studios and Sound Connections are currently working in partnership on a new project, ‘Saturday Voice Jam’, a series of singing workshops with performances and recording sessions for 13-19 year olds starting in October 2011.

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