News

In the latest edition of the BRIT Trust Diaries, new trustee Jessica Carsen, senior vice president for communications and public affairs at Sony Music UK, shares her reflections on joining the BRIT Trust…

The recorded music industry’s leading charity, The BRIT Trust, today announces grant funding for ELAM - a full-time Industry Academy in East London for 16-19 years olds interested in pursuing a career in Music, Film and Television Production and Games Design.

BRITs 2024 award designer Rachel Jones visits The BRIT School

Nordoff and Robbins, the UK’s largest music therapy charity, has announced that the prestigious O2 Silver Clef Awards will return to the JW Marriott Grosvenor House in London on Friday 5 July, 2024.

In this month’s BRIT Trust Diaries, Laura Westcott, founder of Music for Mental Wealth, shares her story of overcoming stage fright, using ADHD as a “Superpower” and helping musicians with their mental wellbeing. 

In this edition of the BRIT Trust Diaries, Toby Leighton-Pope, MD of TEG Europe, as well as a Co-Chair of The Music Industry Trusts (MITS) Award, talks about his experience of fundraising and tells us what makes the MITS Award so special.

The Annual BPI Classical Committee / PPL Quiz in aid of Nordoff and Robbins and the London Performing Academy of Music (LPMAM) Ukrainian Bursary Student Scheme returns for its ninth year.

In this edition of the BRIT Trust Diaries, Stuart Worden, Principal of the BRIT School in Croydon, tells us about the School’s amazing academic success, achieved in spite of increasing challenges, but with the valued support of the BRIT Trust and the music industry.

Music Mudder 2023, the hotly contested music-inspired endurance event organised by leading talent agency Wasserman Music, in partnership with music therapy charity, Nordoff and Robbins, successfully raised over £61,000 and counting for the charity, leaving no clean shirts in sight in the muddiest challenge on the music industry calendar.

In this edition of the BRIT Trust Diaries, Antonia Lines of Leeds-based Come Play With Me (CPWM) – a non-profit music development organisation which specialises in supporting people from marginalised communities to further their careers in music, tells us about their work to fight for an equitable, inclusive and diverse music industry.

The Obie Bursary fund of £15,000 supports students who are facing financial barriers.

In this edition of the BRIT Trust Diaries, Sandra Reynolds, Communications Manager at Heart n Soul, tells us about their work, drawing on the power of music and the creative arts, to help support people with learning disabilities and autistic people.

The 2023 Mercury Prize with FREENOW ‘Albums of the Year’ were announced on Thursday 27 July 2023 - including 3 BRIT School alumni - Loyle Carner, Olivia Dean and RAYE!

Music Support, the charity that helps those who work in music and live events affected by mental ill-health and/or addiction, turns seven in 2023.

As the UK’s leading free performing and creative arts school for young people aged 14-19, The BRIT School has been an incubator for raw talent for over 30 years.

In this edition of the BRIT Trust Diaries, Maisie Hulbert, Chief Executive of Sing Inside, tells us about their work to help support and rehabilitate people in prisons, aimed at setting them on a new path through fun and the power of singing.

The prestigious annual O2 Silver Clef Awards, held today to honour artists from across the music industry, has so far raised £537,000 for Nordoff and Robbins, the UK’s largest music therapy charity.

One of the world’s most revered music agents, Lucy Dickins, is to be recognised at this year’s Music Industry Trusts Award (MITS), marking her incredible legacy and her immeasurable contribution to the music industry.

The Other Songs Live event brought the biggest ever live performance-based celebration of songwriters to the London Palladium, featuring incredible performances from the world’s top songwriters and raising £65,000 for The BRIT School and The Ivors Academy Trust.

Signed test pressing of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s “Welcome to the Pleasuredome” fetches £3,500 – one of 11 lots to achieve bids in excess of £1,000

The White Label Auction in Aid of The BRIT Trust – the world’s only known auction of “white label” test pressings – takes place next week on Tuesday, 6th June 2023.

In this edition of the BRIT Trust Diaries, Iain Clark tells us about the Liam Colgan Music Fund – the youth music charity based in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland, which also set up BRIT Trust funded scholarships in memory of BPI Chairman John Preston. In June the Fund is piloting a one-day training workshop titled ‘Setting the Stage’ to help young people get into the world of live events as a technician or event organiser.

Nordoff and Robbins, the UK’s largest music therapy charity, is delighted to announce the first round of artists to win this year’s prestigious O2 Silver Clef Awards.

The recorded music industry’s leading charity, The BRIT Trust, announces today that it has made grants to four organisations that draw on the transformative power of music and the creative arts to provide education, wellbeing or community engagement.

In the latest instalment of BRIT Trust Diaries, Chris De Banks tells us about Not Saints – the record label he founded to work with musicians in recovery from addiction or those seeking a sober experience from their music career..

A Spring update from The BRIT School to give you some highlights from the last few weeks.

An Inverness youth music charity has launched innovative training workshops for young people keen to enter the music business, with the backing of the BRIT Trust.

The UK’s largest music therapy charity has announced the launch of its new Nordoff and Robbins Northern Music Awards supported by Ticketmaster, which will honour artists, festivals, venues and industry figures from across the North of England at a star-studded award show.

In collaboration with The BRIT Trust, BRIT School students are invited to attend The BRIT Awards, supplying the atmosphere on the red carpet, in the O2 pit and performing as a choir for corporate attendees.

Nordoff and Robbins, the UK’s largest music therapy charity, will host the 2023 edition of its annual O2 Silver Clef Awards on Friday 30 June, following last year’s triumphant return to JW Marriott Grosvenor House in London after a two-year hiatus.

In the latest edition of the BRIT Trust Diaries, Nadra Shah, Nordoff & Robbins’ director of engagement and communications, discusses why the UK’s largest music therapy charity has overhauled its identity in order to reposition itself as a champion of the social value of music, and to further raise awareness of music therapy in society more generally.

The White Label Auction in Aid of The BRIT Trust returns on Tuesday, 6th June 2023, with over 100 lots of collectible ‘white-label’ test pressings set to go under the hammer.

In the latest edition of the BRIT Trust Diaries, Johnny Chandler, A&R director at Universal Music Recordings, reveals how the vinyl revival helped lead to an incredible charity fund-raising initiative with the annual White Label Auction of rarities from superstar acts.

Award winning British comedian Mo Gilligan visited The BRIT School for Performing Arts in South London ahead of hosting The BRIT Awards with Mastercard this Saturday night, 11th February, of which the school takes its name.

The BPI has unveiled proposals to launch a specialist creative school in the North of England.

In the latest edition of our BRIT Trust diaries, BRIT Trust chair Tony Wadsworth highlights the strong links that bind the charity with the BRIT Awards and the many causes it supports.

Leading talent agency Wasserman Music and the UK’s largest music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins, are looking to inspire music industry execs this Blue Monday, by announcing the return of the hotly contested cross-industry competition Music Mudder for 2023.

In this month’s edition, Rich Clarke, Head of War Child Records, War Child UK, looks ahead to the charity’s 30th anniversary year in 2023 as well as the coming BRITs Week in February.

Acclaimed visual artist Slawn attended The BRIT School, Croydon for a Masterclass and a motivational Q&A 'BRIT Talk', following the announcement last week that he has designed the 2023 BRIT award.

In this month’s edition, Sybil Bell, Founder of Independent Venue Week, and recently honoured by Music Week’s Women in Music Awards, shines the spotlight on plans for the forthcoming Independent Venue Week, which in January will celebrate its 10th anniversary, while also highlighting the increasingly challenging conditions many grass roots venues around the country are facing.

The eighth running of the BPI Classical Committee’s ever-popular classical music charity quiz, held in association with PPL, took place in Central London last week (23/11).

Streaming music giant extends partnership with The BRIT Trust with BRIT School YouTube residency programme for students.

Congratulations to Leeds label and development organisation Come Play With Me who have been announced as winners of ‘The Company Award: Diversity in the Workplace award’ at this year’s Music Week Women In Music Awards.

In the fifth episode of BRIT School Stories presented by Mastercard, we hear from Jennifer Morais, a former student of The BRIT School, who performed at the 2022 BRIT Awards as a dancer with Little Simz.

In the fourth episode of BRIT School Stories presented by Mastercard, students discuss the opportunities provided by the school to help their careers, and the spotlight is on the #ShoutOut campaign from Mastercard for The BRIT Awards 2022.

In the third episode of BRIT School Stories presented by Mastercard UK, the spotlight is on the annual BRIT School Drag Show, and the opportunities the School offers its students.

For the second episode of BRIT School Stories presented by Mastercard UK, BRIT Awards host Mo Gilligan visited The BRIT School to see how the School supports its pupils, and the incredible opportunity from Mastercard's Shout Out campaign.

The BRIT Awards with Mastercard today launch the first of a series of videos, BRIT School Stories presented by Mastercard, available now on the official BRITs website.