GREATER MANCHESTER Combined Authority (GMCA) has committed to introducing a Music Board to strengthen and grow the region’s music scene. GMCA’s pledge is a result of recommendations made by industry umbrella organisation UK Music, following a review of the city’s music scene.
“This will get all the right people around the same table and it will be the body tasked with delivering the ambition we share with the Mayor to promote, protect and grow the music scene in the future,” says UK Music CEO Michael Dugher.
Board members for the year are yet to be confirmed, but the report suggested involving representatives from local authorities in key areas such as planning, the police, licensing and cultural development.
Among the report’s 10 recommendations are the protection of grassroots venues, opportunities for emerging artistes and integrating transport.