WHAT WE DO
We work with musicians, sound engineers, promoters, photographers, writers, event programmers and more from across the Yorkshire region to develop their skills and networks. We aim to create and sustain a more equitable creative industry through our various projects.
We run a record label releasing the best new music Yorkshire has to offer, release a quarterly magazine and regular podcast. We programme our flagship music conference; I Know A Place every January, which supports women and people of marginalised genders in the industry.
We run Come Platform Me, a dedicated programme of support for new and inexperienced promoters and event programmers, as well as hosting shadowing opportunities for engineers, photographers and other creatives.
We specialise in LGBTQ+ inclusion and offer consultancy and workshops to help more organisations build on their own support for the LGBTQ+ community.
OUR BRAND VALUES
We’re always looking for ways to challenge the music industry. Whether it’s supporting regional artists, prioritising marginalised voices or carving out our own way of doing things, our aim is to push for a more welcoming and accessible sector. We’re committed to reflecting on our own practices and adapting our approaches when we need to.
We are all about collaboration. We are as keen to learn from others as we are to showcase our own knowledge, fostering positive community spirit and solidarity across the music industry. We work to build relationships with regional, national and international partners, furthering our reach and supporting our peers to mutual benefit.
We are focused on supporting people to develop sustainable creative careers in the music industry. We connect people with opportunities, skills development, and peer to peer networks to learn from and collaborate with. Beyond this, we provide practical advice, conference sessions and workshops that empower the people we work with to keeping learning and developing.
We specialise in supporting people from marginalised communities further their careers in music. We help break down barriers to success for individuals and we’re committed to centering the people that need it most in all our projects. We spend time with other organisations, helping them create more inclusive spaces for marginalised people and learning from them too. We strive to ensure that our team and board accurately reflect the people we support through our projects.
We prioritise people over profit or products and put a focus on well-being and peer-to-peer support. We work intersectionally, with the knowledge that marginalised people have complex and often compounding barriers to accessing the music industry. We listen, reflect and adapt so that our work is offering the support people need when they need it.
NOT FOR PROFIT
We run on a profit-for-re-investment basis. This ensures every penny goes towards empowering more people, developing our projects, and giving marginalised communities the tools they need to create sustainable careers in music.