As we launch our new leadership programme, our Head of Programmes Kate Lowes explains why there’s never been a more vital time for innovation, new voices and new leaders to emerge…

A time for new voices
Tue 12 May

As we launch our new leadership programme, our Head of Programmes Kate Lowes explains why there’s never been a more vital time for innovation, new voices and new leaders to emerge…

Setting targets helps, but wider strategies are needed to dispel the sense of novelty value that still surrounds female musicians. We need to normalise their presence on stage and behind the scenes, writes our Head of Programmes Kate Lowes.

Quotas alone won't achieve gender equality
Wed 29 Jan

Setting targets helps, but wider strategies are needed to dispel the sense of novelty value that still surrounds female musicians. We need to normalise their presence on stage and behind the scenes, writes our Head of Programmes Kate Lowes.

In our final blog of 2019, we asked the Brighter Sound team to reflect on some of their stand-out moments from across the year…

11 highlights of 2019
Thu 19 Dec

In our final blog of 2019, we asked the Brighter Sound team to reflect on some of their stand-out moments from across the year…

We sat down with 17 year old singer-songwriter Maddie to chat about how joining our Sing City group has developed her as a musician (and why it’s better than school!)

Spotlight on Maddie
Mon 2 Sep

We sat down with 17 year old singer-songwriter Maddie to chat about how joining our Sing City group has developed her as a musician (and why it’s better than school!)

Following a trip to Moscow as part of our Both Sides Now programme, songwriter and producer Poppy Roberts reflects on her time in the Russian capital and the importance of international cultural exchange…

Both Sides Now: From Manchester to Moscow
Tue 25 Jun

Following a trip to Moscow as part of our Both Sides Now programme, songwriter and producer Poppy Roberts reflects on her time in the Russian capital and the importance of international cultural exchange…

Brighter Sound’s Charlie Morrison reflects as the final findings are published on four years of the national Exchanging Notes project. And the message seems to be that music education must – and can – change.

Stormzy Vs Mozart
Thu 23 May

Brighter Sound’s Charlie Morrison reflects as the final findings are published on four years of the national Exchanging Notes project. And the message seems to be that music education must – and can – change.

We caught up with four Sing City young musicians who, as part of their Silver Arts Awards with us, are project managing a fundraising event to raise money for Brighter Sound.

Young musicians take a lead
Fri 8 Mar

We caught up with four Sing City young musicians who, as part of their Silver Arts Awards with us, are project managing a fundraising event to raise money for Brighter Sound.

Our Director Debra King reflects on a packed 2018 – and looks ahead to what’s to come for Brighter Sound across the next 12 months.

A New Year message from Debra King
Tue 29 Jan

Our Director Debra King reflects on a packed 2018 – and looks ahead to what’s to come for Brighter Sound across the next 12 months.

Meet Matt – drummer and regular Sing City musician. We sat down with him to find out more about his experiences at Sing City and his musical influences.

Spotlight On Matt
Wed 21 Nov

Meet Matt – drummer and regular Sing City musician. We sat down with him to find out more about his experiences at Sing City and his musical influences.

Our Trailblaze intern Ruby-Ann describes her three month stint with Brighter Sound, helping us plan and develop projects and speaking on our behalf at conferences.

Spotlight on Ruby-Ann
Wed 10 Oct

Our Trailblaze intern Ruby-Ann describes her three month stint with Brighter Sound, helping us plan and develop projects and speaking on our behalf at conferences.