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Folk Expo unveils Folk Talk Academy

By | Published on Tuesday 4 May 2021

English Folk Expo

English Folk Expo has launched the Folk Talk Academy, a new online learning hub for the music community covering a wide range of music industry topics.

Says Folk Expo: “COVID-19 has hit the music industry harder than most, with artist and industry careers largely put on hold as the world has grappled with the virus. Now as the green shoots of recovery emerge, English Folk Expo announces Folk Talk Academy, a virtual college campus providing a learning hub for artists and industry which gives them access to a broad range of music industry expertise to equip them for their career in a post-COVID world”.

The new hub will host nearly 50 lectures between May and August from a host of music industry experts, including Bev Burton of Black Deer Festival talking about programming festivals; Dee Bahl, manager of Biffy Clyro, on working with record labels; Francine Gorman from the PRS Foundation’s Keychange project on gender equality in music; Beth Morton from UTA on working with agents; and CMU’s Chris Cooke with his ‘Music Copyright Explained’ session.

With funding from Arts Council England, the Academy will also feature an online library of briefings and other on-demand video content, including recordings from English Folk Expo’s 2020 Folk Talk Live conferences. Find out more at