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CMU GUIDES & BRIEFINGS





INTRODUCING PATHWAYS INTO MUSIC

Pathways Into Music is a major multi-year research project from CMU that is mapping music careers and exploring the respective role of music education and the music industry in supporting future music talent.




THE PATHWAYS INTO MUSIC GUIDES share the findings of our research, as we map music careers, music education and local music industries, and identify the factors that help new talent – both on stage and behind the scenes – progress down their individual pathways into music | INFO




THE PATHWAYS INTO MUSIC SEMINARS equip those teaching, mentoring and advising young music-makers with the insights and information they need to help their students better understand how to build a business and/or career around their music | INFO




THE MUSIC EDUCATION CONFERENCE is an annual full-day conference presented as part of the Great Escape showcase festival in Brighton each May. Informed by the Pathways Into Music project, it brings together music educators, music employers and the wider music industry | INFO




CMU Pathways is our music education consultancy, set up to deliver the Pathways Into Music research, guides, training and events, and to develop the programmes and initiatives informed and inspired by this work.

CMU Pathways is led by Chris Cooke and 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.



PATHWAYS INTO MUSIC PROGRAMMES

MUSIC INDUSTRY MAPPING
We have developed a taxonomy and methodology for mapping local music industries. This sign-posts mentors and peers in each local music community, encourages more joined-up thinking between education and industry, and identifies gaps where funders and government should intervene.




TEACHING CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
We seek to encourage and enable more creative entrepreneurship in music education, finding innovative ways to introduce young music-makers to the entrepreneurial side of creativity. To facilitate this process, we are now developing a creative entrepreneurship curriculum and training programme.




FANBASE BUILDER NETWORK
The single biggest challenge for early-career artists is kickstarting the fanbase building process. We are developing a fanbase building framework and training up a team of fanbase builders, providing practical support for artists while mentoring the music entrepreneurs of the future.