I am delighted to announce that I have been appointed to the Greater Manchester Music Commission established by Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham to support the music industry across the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
I’ll be joining an incredible group of people making change for our region and promoting Greater Manchester music nationally and internationally.
Together we will form the inaugural line-up of the Greater Manchester Music Commission by the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA). The group has representation from across Greater Manchester and will link with existing groups from across the city-region, including the Manchester Music Cities group and the Salford Music Creative Cluster.
The role of the Commission will be to:
Identify opportunities to develop talent and audiences within the Greater Manchester music ecology, as well as its prominence, reputation, and success both nationally and internationally.
Identify areas requiring intervention.
Prioritise these opportunities and challenges within the local context.
Develop specific actions, interventions, and programmes to present to GMCA.
Provide oversight of StreamGM, the not-for-profit ethical streaming service designed to provide a global platform for Greater Manchester talent.
Investigate ways to promote music from Greater Manchester around the world, including investigation of the feasibility of a major music industry event in Greater Manchester.
More information about the Commission can be found here: