Current signatories: 2003

A non-profit making trade association representing UK based independent record companies and distributors, large and small.

Arts Council England
The national development agency for the arts in England, providing funding for a range of arts activities.

The British record company trade association that is one of the partners behind National Music Week, it also organises the annual BRIT awards; this site includes a careers section and information about the music industry.

British Academy of Composers and Songwriters
An independent trade association which represents some 3000 composers across all genres of music.

British Music Rights
A trade organisation promoting the interests of composers, songwriters, music publishers and their collecting societies by raising awareness of copyright.

CLIC Sargent
UK charity provides care for children with cancer.

Creative and Cultural Skills
The sector skills council for the creative and cultural industries.

Creative Generation
The website carries the only teacher guidance document dedicated to the subjects of Art and Design, Dance, Drama, and Music.

Dance Manifesto
Part of a long term campaign to increase resources and funding for dance.

The world’s largest independent music company, operating directly in 50 countries and with licensees in a further 20 and employing over 6,300 people.

A membership body designed to create connections throughout the diverse youth arts sector at national, regional and grass roots levels. It aims to raise the profile and support for youth arts within England, and by doing so create more opportunities for the creative and personal development of young people, especially young people at risk.

The European Piano Teachers Association.

ERA is the trade association representing the UK's record dealers and entertainment retailers.

Federation of Music Services
147 Local Education Authority Music Services are members of the Federation representing well over 500,000 pupils and 10,000 teachers.

Music Tank
A business development network for the UK music industry, owned and operated by the University of Westminster

Music and the Deaf
Promotes enjoyment of music and the performing arts to the hearing-impaired community.

Music Education Council
The umbrella body for all organisations connected with music education in the United Kingdom. Contains links to member websites.

Music Industries Association
Trade association representing the interests of all United Kingdom businesses selling musical instruments and associated products.

A regional network that offers information, advice and guidance on training and professional development to music leaders in their area.

Music Publishers Association
MPA looks after the interest of all music publishers based or working in the UK and exists to safeguard and improve the business and legal environment within which its members are operating.

Musical Futures/numu
A £2m three year music education project which seeks to create a 'music entitlement' for all 11-19 year olds in England, wherever and however they want to be involved in music. Numu is a free resource for students to publish their music, images and journals.

Musicians' Union
Trade Union for professional musicians representing over 30,000 members.

The professional association which represents all those involved in music education: advisers, inspectors, consultants, teachers in schools, instrumental teachers, heads of instrumental services, lecturers working in teacher education and in conservatoires, community musicians, publishers and other retailers.

National Campaign for the Arts
The National Campaign for the Arts (NCA) is the only independent lobbying organisation that represents all the arts.


Natural Voice Practitioners' Network
Organisation for practitioners who share a common philosophy and approach to voice work.


National Campaign for the Arts
The National Campaign for the Arts (NCA) is the only independent lobbying organisation that represents all the arts.

The Office for Standards in Education (England) is the inspectorate for children and learners in England.

Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA)
The regulatory body for public examinations and publicly funded qualifications including the curriculum for the under-fives, the National Curriculum, GCSEs, A/AS levels, Further and Higher Education.

Sound Sense
Sound Sense is the UK development agency for community music and a place to find community musicians in your area.

Youth Music
Young persons music charity set up in 1999 to promote music making opportunities and to provide advice to those with the least access.

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