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FROM THE CMU LIBRARY…





INTRODUCING PATHWAYS INTO MUSIC

The Pathways Into Music Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation launched by CMU to support music educators and music talent development programmes around the UK and beyond, and to help early-career music-makers plan their personal pathways into music.



It also seeks to connect all the different strands of music education – classical, commercial, formal, informal, peformance, composition, production and business – with all the different strands of the music industry, helping them speak the same language and share knowledge and experience.



Pathways Into Music is led by CMU founder Chris Cooke and artist manager and music business educator Phil Nelson – meet them both here.



To discuss our current programmes or a specific project call 020 7099 9050 or email learning@unlimitedmedia.co.uk.




OUR WORK

RESEARCH
The Pathways Into Music research programme is mapping the careers of frontline artists, portfolio musicians, music industry executives and music entrepreneurs, identifying the knowledge, skills and support people need in order to sucessfully pursue a pathway into music.




PUBLICATIONS | INFO
The Pathways Into Music guides present the findings of the research programme, helping people navigate and understand music careers, music education and the music industry, while informing the debate on how educators and industry can better collaborate.




EVENTS
Pathways Into Music presents regular sessions at conferences and events around the world, including a full-day strand as part of the CMU+TGE Conference at The Great Escape in Brighton each May, featuring lectures and discussions based on the Foundation’s research.




OUR PROJECTS

A MUSIC INDUSTRY MAP
To help early-career music-makers navigate and understand the often complex music business, and to support and grow local music industries to support local music-makers, Pathways Into Music has developed a taxonomy and approach for mapping both national and local music industries.




A CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP CURRICULUM
To ensure early-career music-makers have the skills and knowledge they need to build a career around their music, Pathways Into Music is developing a creative entrepreneurship curriculum, providing guidance, training and resources for both music educators and music students.




A PATHWAY PLANNER
To support music-makers during the DIY phase of their careers, Pathways Into Music is creating a pathway planning platform and network, which will provide practical advice and useful resources that are super relevant to each artist based on their specific circumstances.