Last month three artists imagined what Factory Records might have looked (and sounded) like in a more gender equal world! We caught up with them to find out more about the experience.

Manchester of Today
Wed 10 Nov

Last month three artists imagined what Factory Records might have looked (and sounded) like in a more gender equal world! We caught up with them to find out more about the experience.

In our latest blog we reflect on our experience from a series of workshops exploring the world of online music facilitation, and share some unexpected learnings…

The modern world of music facilitation
Fri 9 Apr

In our latest blog we reflect on our experience from a series of workshops exploring the world of online music facilitation, and share some unexpected learnings…

As we continue to reconnect with people that inspire us, this month we speak to singer-songwriter and facilitator Chesqua. 

Spotlight on Chesqua
Tue 24 Nov

As we continue to reconnect with people that inspire us, this month we speak to singer-songwriter and facilitator Chesqua. 

As part of our new season, we’re reconnecting with people that inspire us. This month, we speak to 26 year old rapper and spoken word artist Jamie Lynch.

Spotlight on Jamie Lynch
Thu 1 Oct

As part of our new season, we’re reconnecting with people that inspire us. This month, we speak to 26 year old rapper and spoken word artist Jamie Lynch.

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.