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EMI Music Sound Foundation rebrands as Universal Music UK Sound Foundation

By | Published on Tuesday 3 September 2019

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Music education charity the EMI Music Sound Foundation has rebranded as the Universal Music UK Sound Foundation, the EMI record company that created the organisation in 1997 now being a subsidiary of Universal, of course.

The charity supports music-making children and schools by providing donations, grants and bursaries that allow beneficiaries to access musical instruments, equipment and training. As it changes its name to reflect “the substantial support the independent charity receives from Universal Music Group”, the Foundation has confirmed it has now distributed more than £8 million to the schools, students and educational organisations it supports.

Commenting on all this, Adam Barker, Universal Music UK’s business affairs chief, who is also chair of the Foundation’s trustees, said: “Since our inception in 1997, the Foundation has focused on ensuring that the significant benefits and the joy of studying music remain available to as many young people from all backgrounds across the UK as possible”.

He added: “Universal Music is proud that our support allows 100% of the charity’s funding to be channelled to the vital work that the newly re-named and highly respected Universal Music UK Sound Foundation undertakes year after year”.