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UK Music Futures Group Needs You

UK Music is looking for new members from across the UK to join its Futures Group.

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10.11.2022: UK Music is looking for new members from across the UK, with an enthusiasm for campaigning, to join its Futures Group.

A photograph of UK Music Futures Group members.

Members of UK Music Futures Group members (L-R): Cam Blackwood, Meenal Odedra, Amanda Maxwell (Chair), Holly Manners, Frank Hamilton.

Established in 2016, the UK Music Futures Group includes young people from across the sector, including labels, publishers, live, managers, lawyers, producers, artists and songwriters. 

We want to make sure we’re representing the breadth of the UK so we’re looking for six new members to represent Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the Midlands, the North of England and the South of England. 

(L-R): Meenal Odedra, Cam Blackwood, Frank Hamilton, Jennifer Geddes (Secretariat), Sandie Shaw (Advisor), and Amanda Maxwell (Chair).

Why Join?  

The group focusses on issues facing the new generation of workers (entry to mid-level employees, freelancers and the self-employed), with the aim of ensuring the economic, cultural, social, and environmental sustainability of the music industry for the future. 

The group will enable you to speak to some of the most influential people in the music industry, assist in making change happen, build connections, and gain experience of being a board member.


Responsibilities 

The Futures Group holds six hybrid meetings a year. 

There will be opportunities to feedback on UK Music projects, attend events and contribute to other meetings and pieces of work. 

All members of the group will be expected to follow the terms of reference and consider all their work through the lens of sustainability and diversity. 

Representatives can stay in the group for a maximum of three years, though commitment is only required for a minimum of two years.   

Requirements

  • You must be aged between 21 and 39.
  • You must live in either Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the Midlands, North of England and South of England (excluding London). 
  • You must currently work in the music industry as an employee or self-employed.

This is a volunteer position; some expenses may be paid at the discretion of UK Music.

UK Music welcome applications from all applicants, regardless of ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All positions are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Deadline for applications is 6pm, Thursday 8th December. 

If you’d like to get involved, please fill out the form here

Reading the following will help with your application.

Information about UK Music

Information about Futures Group

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