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Help Musicians surveys Welsh music community to inform activity in the country

By | Published on Tuesday 26 February 2019

Help Musicians UK

Music charity Help Musicians UK has launched a six month research project that will seek to identify the needs of music makers and the music industry in Wales.

The project, HMUK says, is “seeking past and present members of the Welsh music industry to take an active role in shaping the charity’s output in the country”. Things kick off with a survey which will be followed by a series of interviews and roundtable discussions. Key findings will then be presented at the Focus Wales conference in May.

Announcing the project, HMUK’s Director Of Programmes Claire Gevaux said: “Our nations and regions strategic approach considers not just how we can offer a lifetime of support for musicians when they need it most, but also how we can develop networks of volunteers, fundraisers and targeted and relevant communications in a nation or region. Wales has a rich musical heritage and we’re keen to understand how we can be most effective in the country for the benefit of the Welsh music sector”.

She added: “We’re also delighted that Becci Scotcher has come on board to lead this research as she knows the charity very well and has had significant engagement in the Welsh music sector”.

Anyone making music or working in the industry in Wales is invited to fill out the initial survey here.