UK Music unveils 2019 Talent Pipeline and MAP Tour

UK Music’s Talent Pipeline and Music Academic Partnership (MAP) Tour 2019 kicked off  at the University of Northampton on Tuesday (Feb 5).

The Tour will see UK Music and UK Music members visiting academic partners and running a series of events for students about careers in the music industry.

The events include a variety of content ranging from careers panels, keynote speeches and masterclasses to networking sessions, performances and specialist workshops.

They are intended to engage and inspire the talent of the future and encourage individuals from all backgrounds and with a range of interests and skills to aim to work in - and for - the music industry.

UK Music’s Director of Education & Skills Oliver Morris said: “Last year’s Tour offered such a great opportunity to speak to the future music industry, reaching 1600 students at events from Southampton to Leeds and Liverpool to London that we have decided to do it again.

“It is a real privilege to meet such a diverse range of young people, all of whom want to forge a career in this amazing industry. It gives them a great chance to meet and advise future artists, musicians, technical crew, lawyers, managers and producers.  The list goes on.

“Our members love the opportunity and seeing educational professionals, students and industry representatives meeting and discussing the music industry is very exciting. We all learn from each other at these events and the network continues to grow.”

This year will see BBC Introducing teams again join UK Music, UK Music members and a range of professionals at events across the country.

The Tour was a great success last year and looks to be even bigger this year with new Music Academic Partnership (MAP) members meaning more opportunities to talk careers in the music industry with students and young people.

Events scheduled are:

* February 5:  University of Northampton

* February 8: Leeds College of Music (Careers Day)

* February 20: BIMM Manchester

* February 25: University of Kent

* March 6: Southampton Solent University (Careers Day)

* March 7: BIMM London

* March 12:  BIMM Brighton

* March 19: UCLAN

* March 20: Coventry University @ The Tin

* March 27: BRIT School

To read more on UK Music’s work on the Talent Pipeline see: https://www.ukmusic.org/policy/securing-our-talent-pipeline/

For further information on MAP see: https://www.ukmusic.org/skills-academy/music-academic-partnership/

Benefits of MAP to academic institutions and students: • MAP helps educational institutions attract the brightest and best UK and international students, by demonstrating their close ties with the music industry

For a discussion on joining MAP please contact oliver.morris@ukmusic.org

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