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Posted on July 05, 2022

Highland music charity receives top honour from The BRIT Trust

A Highlands-based charity set up to support young musicians and those interested in entering the music industry has received a donation from top UK music industry charity, the BRIT Trust.

Posted on June 30, 2022

BRIT Trust Diaries: Mike Offen, Pupil Premium Leader and Deputy Head of English at The BRIT School

For the next instalment of BRIT Trust Diaries, we hear from Mike Offen at The BRIT School who, ahead of the Pride In London Parade on July 2, discusses the school's LGBTQ+ and its commitment to the future of the LGBTQ+ community.

Posted on June 22, 2022

BRIT Trust Diaries: Josh Berger CBE, Chair of BRIT School Trustees

In the next instalment of BRIT Trust Diaries, we hear from Josh Berger CBE, Chair of BRIT School Trustees about the importance of the school and its value for the world's creative industries.

Posted on June 09, 2022

BRIT Trust donates a total of £25,000 to six community-based charities

The BRIT Trust has distributed a total of £25,000 to six charities located across the UK that draw on the power of music and the creative arts to promote education, wellbeing and community engagement.

Posted on June 07, 2022

White Label Auction in aid The BRIT Trust sets record £43,540 hammer price

The White Label Auction in Aid of The BRIT Trust has set a new record for a sale of LP test pressings – with a total hammer price of £43,540.

Posted on May 31, 2022

LPs by Adele, Robbie Williams, Wet Leg, The Human League, Mark Knopfler and Tom Speight the latest additions to White Label Auction

With a week to go, more collectible lots have been added to the White Label Auction in Aid of The BRIT Trust on Tuesday, 7th June, including rare test pressings of Adele’s global chart topper 30; Robbie Williams’ now classic second album from 1998, I’ve Been Expecting You.

Posted on May 27, 2022

Nordoff Robins Music Therapy Announces Winners of Prestigious O2 Silver Clef Awards as Live Ceremony Returns for 2022

Nordoff Robbins, the UK’s largest music therapy charity, is delighted to announce the return of its prestigious annual O2 Silver Clef Awards, which will honour artists from across the music industry at a star-studded award ceremony to be held on Friday 1st July at JW Marriott, Grosvenor House, London.

Posted on May 25, 2022

BRIT School Stories presented by Mastercard: Brand new six-part video series launches with Episode 1

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.

Posted on May 17, 2022

Biggest ever White Label Auction in Aid of The BRIT Trust to take place on 7 June 2022

The White Label Auction in Aid of The BRIT Trust returns on Tuesday, 7th June 2022, with around 170 lots of rare ‘white-label’ test pressing collectibles – the most ever set to go under the hammer.

Posted on May 17, 2022

Music Industry Trusts Award 2022: Jamal Edwards MBE to be honoured

Jamal Edwards MBE is to be honoured with this year’s prestigious Music Industry Trusts Award (MITS), in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the music industry as a music entrepreneur, DJ and founder of the multifaceted music platform SB.TV.

Posted on May 12, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022: Claire Mullord, The BRIT School guest blog

Claire Mullord, Assistant Principle: Student Experience at The BRIT School, shares a guest blog detailing the events that the BRIT School have put on to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.

Posted on May 11, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022: Matt Thomas, Music Support Co-founder and Chair, guest blog

For Mental Health Awareness Week, Matt Thomas, Co-founder and Chair of Music Support, shares a guest blog on the importance of connecting with others to tackle loneliness.

Posted on May 10, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022: Joe Hastings, Head of Music Minds Matter at Help Musicians, guest blog

In the first of our blog series for Mental Health Awareness Week, we hear from Joe Hastings, Head of Music Minds Matter at Help Musicians on the launch of Music Minds Matter Explore.

Posted on May 05, 2022

BRIT Trust Diaries: Chelsea Louza, BRITs Apprentice with Blackstar

In the next instalment of our BRIT Trust Diaries, we hear from BRITs Apprentice Chelsea Louza about her time so far with the social media team at Blackstar.

Posted on April 20, 2022

Major New Report Outlines Plan to Harness the Power of Music to Transform Health, Wellbeing and Communities

Calls for support from the government, the public and music, health and social care sectors to turn its recommendations into action

Posted on April 07, 2022

Spotlight on London Youth Choirs

Posted on March 30, 2022

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, The BRIT School launches BRIT Transforms

Posted on March 29, 2022

Josh Berger CBE to join The BRIT School as Chair of the Board of Trustees

The widely respected media and entertainment industry leader, Josh Berger CBE, has been appointed as Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Posted on March 28, 2022

BRITs 2022 Chair Tom March visits The BRIT School following success of innovative digital partnerships for this year’s show

Posted on March 24, 2022

Key 4 Life featured on BBC Television

Key 4 Life are beneficiaries of The BRIT Trust

Posted on March 21, 2022

The Royal Bank of Canada Support Young Emerging Talent at The BRIT School for Second Year

Posted on March 17, 2022

BRIT Trust Spotlight: Tia Watts, BRIT School student

The latest in our BRIT Trust Spotlight series

Posted on March 11, 2022

BRIT Trust Spotlight: Dan Clark, The BRIT School

In a BRIT Trust Spotlight, we hear from Dan Clark, who now works for The BRIT School having studied there as a pupil.

Posted on March 09, 2022

Mastercard dedicate BRIT Awards campaign to The BRIT School

The #ShoutOut campaign included creative talent from The BRIT School

Posted on March 08, 2022

International Women's Day 2022: Sophie Jones guest blog

Posted on March 08, 2022

International Women's Day 2022: Arit Eminue guest blog

Posted on February 25, 2022

Ged Doherty to step down as BPI Chair

Doherty has given notice of his intention to step down as its Chair after seven years in the role.

Posted on February 04, 2022

Mulika Sannie appointed Deputy Chair of The BRIT Trust

Posted on December 22, 2021

Next intake of apprentices for the BRITs Apprentice Scheme recruited

Young talent looking to forge a career in the music industry – matched up with host companies; 15-month paid employment for 13 apprentices commencing with immediate effect

Posted on November 30, 2021

Former BRITs Apprentice promoted to Managing Creative Technician at One Media IP

Posted on November 25, 2021

MITS Committee thank outgoing Chair David Munns

Posted on November 04, 2021

BRIT Trust pays tribute to outgoing MITS Chairman David Munns OBE

Posted on October 21, 2021

Music Support to take part in Addiction Awareness Week

Taking place in October

Posted on September 20, 2021

Principal’s 30th Anniversary Blog: Stuart Worden, BRIT School Principal

Posted on September 20, 2021

Blog by David Carter – Chair of Governors, The BRIT School

Posted on September 16, 2021

The BRIT Trust announced as Official Charity Partner to the Music Week Awards 2021

Posted on September 14, 2021

New permanent outdoor stage at The BRIT School to be name The BRIT Trust Stage

Posted on September 03, 2021

Sony Music and Rehabilitation Charity Key4Life partner on EP Release: Key4Life Vol.1

A group of nine ex-offenders and young men at risk of going to prison have turned their lives around with the support of charity Key4Life and are releasing an EP with Sony Music UK via Columbia Records.

Posted on July 21, 2021

Music Industry Trusts Awards 2021: Pete Tong Honoured

Posted on July 06, 2021

BRITs Apprentice Scheme returns to boost more young talent looking to forge a career in the music industry

Posted on July 06, 2021

Mulika Sannie on how the BRIT Trust is supporting diversity in music

Posted on May 16, 2021

Letter from Tony Wadsworth CBE addressed to the Editor of the Sunday Times on music and arts education

Posted on May 07, 2021

The White Label Auction raises £34,000 for The BRIT Trust music charity

115 lots of collectible test pressings donated by artists and record labels go under the hammer

Posted on April 27, 2021

The White Label Auction in aid of The BRIT Trust returns 5th May

Posted on April 19, 2021

How can the music industry return new and improved post pandemic?

Posted on April 12, 2021

Find out more about The BRIT Trust

Posted on March 17, 2021

BPI’s BRITs Apprentice Scheme returns for a third wave in 2021

Applications now invited from music companies from across the industry as the BPI extends eligibility to include non-members for the first time

Posted on March 01, 2021

Tony Wadsworth CBE pens first blog post as new Chair of The BRIT Trust

Posted on February 26, 2021

Tony Wadsworth CBE announced as the new Chair of The BRIT Trust

Music charity The BRIT Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Tony Wadsworth CBE as its new Chair.

Posted on November 30, 2020

Nordoff Robbins Christmas Appeal & Music Industry Trusts Awards (MITS) JustGiving Appeal

Details on how to support the campaigns.

Posted on November 24, 2020

BRIT Trust Spotlight: The Avenues Youth Project

A guest post from The Avenues Youth Project

Posted on November 11, 2020

BRIT Trust Spotlight: Key4Life

Posted on November 10, 2020

John Craig OBE to stand down as BRIT Trust Chair

John will continue in his role until a new chair is found.

Posted on July 29, 2020

The BRIT Trust welcomes Mulika Sannie and Kwame Kwaten as new trustees.

Appointments are part of an ongoing refresh at the BRIT Awards’ funded charity.

Posted on May 21, 2020

The BRIT Trust donates £30,000 to Music Support to promote mental well-being in the artist & music community

Record industry charity The BRIT Trust, which draws much of its funding from the annual BRIT Awards, can today announce a donation of £30,000 to Music Support, the peer-led music industry charity that provides confidential mental health and addiction services. The money will help Music Support...

Posted on March 09, 2020

BRITs Apprentice: Lucia Weinrichter, Junior Content Producer @ Fire Records

I am currently halfway through my Apprenticeship as Junior Content Producer at Fire Records and it’s still as exciting as the first day here! When I look back and think I was selected between 900 applicants for the 2019 BRITs Apprentice Scheme, it still blows...

Posted on February 21, 2020

BRITs Apprentice: Aashi Gahlot, Junior Content Producer @ Asian Arts Agency

I love the music of South Asia. I especially love the music of South Asia that goes beyond the popular commercial culture of Bollywood. Heart stirring qawwalis of Sufi saints, mystical sounds from Rajasthani deserts and devotional longings of the bhakti musical tradition… I never thought...

Posted on January 25, 2020

BRITs Apprentice: Kathryn Brewer – Junior Creative Technician Apprentice @ OneMedia

The BRITs Apprentice Scheme offers ten talented individuals the chance to kick-start their careers in the music industry thanks to this scheme created by the BPI and funded by money raised by the BRIT Awards. We spoke to one of our Apprentices, Kathryn, about her time...

Posted on January 07, 2020

BRITs Apprentice: Leona Lescault – Digital Marketing @ BMG

The BRITs Apprentice Scheme offers ten talented individuals the chance to kick-start their careers in the music industry thanks to this scheme created by the BPI and funded by money raised by the BRIT Awards. In the next part of the series talking to the apprentices,...

Posted on November 18, 2019

Accenture Prize for Live Performance at the BRIT School

The MITs Committee and Accenture judged eight live performances and were impressed by the huge amount of talent from the Year 13 Music students. Dia Buszman won first place with her moving vocal rendition of ‘My Mind’ by YEBBA and Charles Myers. Leon Benson was the runner...

Posted on October 17, 2019

BRITs Apprentice: Dominic Smith – Business Administration Apprentice @ Revolver Music

The BRITs Apprentice Scheme is back, offering giving ten talented individuals the chance to kick-start their careers in the music industry thanks to this scheme created by the BPI and funded by money raised by the BRIT Awards. We caught up with one of our Apprentices, Dominic,...

Posted on October 15, 2019

The Annual BPI Classical Committee / PPL Quiz in aid of Nordoff Robbins returns

The joint BPI Classical Committee/PPL Classical Quiz held annually in aid of music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins is back. The fifth edition of this popular fundraiser will take place on Wednesday, 13th November from 6pm in O’Neill’s historic Flamingo Room, Wardour Street, London W1. The quiz will...

Posted on October 07, 2019

National Album Day White Label Auction raises £25k for the BRIT Trust

Yesterday’s (5 Oct) White Label Auction of rare LP test pressings – held to mark next Saturday’s (12 Oct) National Album Day proved a smash hit with album fans and music memorabilia collectors. The sale of nearly 150 lots by Omega Auctions generated a fantastic total of...

Posted on September 23, 2019

Nile Rodgers to be honoured at the BRIT School in Croydon with wing of the music school to be named after him

The BRIT School in Croydon is thrilled to welcome music legend Nile Rodgers back to visit The BRIT School on Monday, 23rd September 2019 at 9:00am to thank him for the incredible financial support he has made possible for the School as well as the...

Posted on September 18, 2019

National Album Day ‘white label’ vinyl album auction raising funds for The BRIT Trust

With this year’s National Album Day set for 12th October – one of the events being staged as part of a week-long build up that will celebrate our nation’s love of the album will be a ‘White Label’ Auction of around 300 white-label LP test...

Posted on September 10, 2019

BRITs Apprentice: Sebastian Herridge-Cade – Digital Marketing Apprenitce @ BMG

The BRITs Apprentice Scheme is back, offering giving ten talented individuals the chance to kick-start their careers in the music industry thanks to this scheme created by the BPI and funded by money raised by the BRIT Awards. We caught up with one of our Apprentices, Sebastian,...

Posted on May 17, 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week – Music Support: Chris Dwyer, Volunteer

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, we are running a series of guest blogs focusing on the role of music in mental health from some of the initiatives we work closely with including the BRIT School, Nordoff Robbins, Music Support, Key4Life, Help Musicians &...

Posted on May 17, 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week – Music for Mental Wealth: Laura Westcott, Founder

music in mental health from some of the initiatives we work closely with including the BRIT School, Nordoff Robbins, Music Support, Key4Life, Help Musicians & more. In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, Music for Mental Wealth and The Ministry hosted a 90 minute workshop using...

Posted on May 16, 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week – Help Musicians UK: Joe Hastings, Head of Health & Welfare

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, we are running a series of guest blogs focusing on the role of music in mental health from some of the initiatives we work closely with including the BRIT School, Nordoff Robbins, Music Support, Key4Life, Help Musicians &...

Posted on May 15, 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week – Power of Muzik: CeCe Sammy, Founder

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, we are running a series of guest blogs focusing on the role of music in mental health from some of the initiatives we work closely with including the BRIT School, Nordoff Robbins, Music Support, Key4Life, Help Musicians &...

Posted on May 14, 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week – Nordoff Robbins: Simon Procter, Director of Music Services

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, we are running a series of guest blogs focusing on the role of music in mental health from some of the initiatives we work closely with including the BRIT School, Nordoff Robbins, Music Support, Key4Life, Help Musicians &...

Posted on May 13, 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week – The BRIT School: Claire Mullord, Assistant Principal Student Experience

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, we are running a series of guest blogs focusing on the role of music in mental health from some of the initiatives we work closely with including the BRIT School, Nordoff Robbins, Music Support, Key4Life, Help Musicians &...

Posted on May 13, 2019

The BRIT Trust celebrates its 30th Birthday and announces that it has now given out well over £25 million to worthy causes

The official charity of the BRIT Awards and of the BPI and wider recorded music industry – The BRIT Trust – this week celebrates its 30th birthday with the news that it has now distributed £26.5 million to a range of worthy causes since it...

Posted on May 08, 2019

The BRITs Apprentice Scheme announces 2019 intake

Returning for its second round, The BRITs Apprenticeship Scheme officially launched this week with talented successful applicants taking their positions at music companies across the UK. The BRITs Apprentice Scheme is providing up to ten people from England and Northern Ireland with a paid opportunity to...