As well as working on an education and skills programme, UK Music has a firm commitment and belief in the corporate social responsibility of an organisation.
The music industry recognises the work that needs to be done to foster those that want to become involved in this industry. The range of jobs within our sector is vast, from A&R to law, or policy making to promotion.
This industry provides a huge boost to the economy as a real area for growth, we therefore know how important it is to develop, train and nurture those who work in it. Across the industry there is a lot of work being done offering support to bands and individuals starting out in the industry. These organisations can provide advice and support for accessing finance, as well as training to boost some of the key skills needed to kick start your career, as well as providing key contacts across from a network of professionals. Organisations include, Music Tank and Generator.
The BPI, for the past two years have worked with the government backed Enterprise Week to host “Back Stage Pass” – and event which allows young people to meet directly with current industry professionals and discuss career paths and entry points.Information and sign posting to these organisations can be found in the Associated Bodies section of this site.
One of UK Music's members, the BPI helps fund and support the BRIT school. The BRIT School is Britain's only free Performing Arts and Technology School. It is an independent, state funded City College for the Technology of the Arts, the only one of its kind dedicated to education and vocational training for the performing arts, media, art and design and the technologies that make performance possible. This school is just one of the ways that the music industry can help channel the creativity of the millions of talented young people of this country.
Music education is one of the key policy areas that UK Music will continue to work on. Record labels across the industry also support the Music for Good apprentice scheme, which brings young people into actual pay-roll positions within companies, giving them rich firsthand experience of life on the inside of the sector.
The music industry supports a number of charities who work across a number of areas including working with children with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds. Information about these charities can be found in this section. These charities include, Nordoff Robbins, James and the BRIT trust.