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A networked approach to promoting meaningful musical pathways for young Londoners facing challenging circumstances.

Drake Music

We are leaders in music, disability and technology. We believe everyone has the right to express themselves creatively through music and we use innovative technologies and ideas to open up access to music for all. Our aim is to increase participation in music-making at all levels and to break down disabling barriers using technology. Our vision is a world where disabled and non-disabled musicians work together as equals.

  • Organisation Type: National umbrella / music development organisation


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Proportion of the young musicians who face aspects from the Indices of Multiple Deprivation


Three most commonly faced challenges

Special educational needs, Sensory impaired, Physically disabled

Age of participants


Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, City of London, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Westminster
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

Instrumental tuition, Performance, Research, Technology, Training, Instrument-making


Asian popular, Contemporary classical, Dance electronic, East Asian, Hip Hop, Pop and Rock, Rap MC, Western Classical, Other non-Western

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with Drake Music are recruited from:

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Definition of Indices of Multiple Deprivation

The Indices of Deprivation 2015 provide a set of relative measures of deprivation for small areas (Lower-layer Super Output Areas) across England, based on seven different domains of deprivation:

For more information see: - 2015 Statistical Release (PDF 1.5MB)