UK Music Announces New Nation And Regions Responsibilities

UK Music announces new nations and regions responsibilities.

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12/11/15: Today, UK Music announces new responsibilities to cover music activity in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, South, North and Central England.

Dedicated UK Music staff will coordinate activity with Government, agencies, hubs, music experts, rehearsal spaces, schools and colleges to develop and deliver optimum strategies for furthering our £4.1bn industry’s commercial and cultural success.

Speaking from the Sound of Belfast 2015 Music Cities conference, UK Music CEO Jo Dipple said: “I am here in Belfast to examine how cities can maximise their cultural status. UK Music’s recent report, Wish You Were Here 2015, revealed how every part of the UK contributes to music tourism, a business that generates £3.1 billion to our economy. This country has a huge and proud music tradition. I want UK Music to dedicate activity towards supporting the nations and regions in maximising their musical output.”

Revised staffing responsibilities are as follows:-

• Scotland – Eva Lamont (Event and Communication Officer)

• Wales – Oliver Morris (Director of Education and Skills)

• Northern Ireland – Jo Dipple (CEO)

• South of England – Tom Kiehl (Director of Government and Public Affairs)

• North of England – James Murtagh-Hopkins (Director of Communications)

• Central England – Ele Hill (Director of Operations)

South of England covers London, South East and South West regions.

North of England covers North East, North West and Yorkshire and the Humber regions.

Central England covers East of England, East Midlands and West Midlands regions.

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