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The voice for all UK music creators and performers, the UK Council of Music Makers (CMM) consists of the Ivors Academy, FAC, MMF, MPG and the MU, jointly campaigning for protections in law for the UK music industry’s creative talent, to ensure they can thrive in the digital age.

Without music and someone to perform it, there is no music business.


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UK Music Makers call on Treasury to make £80m of the Culture Recovery Fund available to creative freelancers in England

March 21st, 2021|

 Tens of thousands of freelance workers are still unable to access any financial support. • Equivalent support schemes are in place in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. • As it stands, institutions with access to CRF in England cannot provide trickle-down opportunities to individual workers, with restrictions still in place. An open letter from the UK Council of Music Makers: freelancers need specific support now or we face losing a significant proportion of this highly-skilled workforce and their great economic value LONDON - March, 2021: The UK Council of Music [...]


CMM runs on the generosity of our five member groups and patrons. We have plans to make available valuable events and workshops in the future that will benefit Music Makers and beyond. If you’d like to partner with us in providing education, fun and more services to our community, we’d be delighted for you to connect with us to explore opportunities.

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CMM would like to thank founding patron Imogen Heap and Mycelia for supporting our work.

About Mycelia

Founded by Imogen Heap, Mycelia is a research and development hub for music makers, driven by a growing community of creatives, technologists and industry champions for the love of music. Their mission, through technology, is to bring to life a music maker database which will help realise a fair, sustainable and vibrant music ecosystem. To the non-music folks, this ultimately means fairer and faster payments to artists and a richer marketplace from which to build their careers by easing collaboration creatively and commercially.

About Imogen

Self-produced, independent, engaged, Imogen Heap continues to blur the boundaries between pure art form and creative entrepreneurship. Writing and producing 4 solo albums, Heap has developed a strong relationship with her fanbase. Creating tracks for movies, TV and most recently, the entire score for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play, in addition to collaborating with artists including Ariana Grande, Mika, Nitin Sawhney, Josh Groban and Deadmau5, Heap’s been nominated for five Grammys, winning one for engineering and another for her Taylor Swift’s contribution on the album 1989. She has also won an Ivor Novello Award, the Artist and Manager Pioneer award, the MPG Inspiration Award, a Drama Desk win for Outstanding Music in a Play and an honorary Doctorate of Technology. In addition to her 20+ year music career, Heap strives to humanise the technology surrounding music performance and business operations with projects including the MI.MU gloves, a gestural music making system, and Mycelia’s ‘Creative Passport’ an ID hub for music makers.


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