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Yorkshire Music Forum

Yorkshire Music Forum is a consortium of organisations working in artist and music industry development across the region – with an aim to provide a deeper connection to national representative music bodies and make it easier to communicate and raise awareness of opportunities across the Yorkshire region.


Yorkshire Music Forum currently consists of DMF Digital,  Arnold Brown Ltd, and Music:Leeds.


Yorkshire Music Forum is a PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner recognising our cumulative work and specifically funding our YMF Emerging Artists Project.


Yorkshire Music Forum Convention is produced by Launchpad, DMF Digital, Arnold Brown Ltd and Music:Leeds and supported by BPI, Youth Music with public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England, as well as Leeds 2023, arts@leeds, Leeds City Council and PRS Foundation's Talent Development Partnership supported by PPL .



DMF Digital

DMF Digital is an independent Artist Development Company based in Sheffield. Working in various areas of the industry, we specialise in taking artists who are stuck at street level and developing them into high-profile, financially sustainable businesses.


Alya Records is proud to be an innovator in Music Publishing. Our efficient royalty collection boasts a personal, authentic touch, and we guarantee 100% transparency in royalty reporting.


We work with many Festivals and Showcases, both at home in the UK and across the world. We are proud to have sent our artists to SXSW (Texas), Zandari Festa (South Korea), Reeperbahn (Germany) and many more in between. We pride ourselves in growing artists’ audiences to both home based and international markets. 


Our creative team love to help artists any way we can, from branding and marketing to assistance with booking opportunities, social media management and general help and advice.


Find out more about DMF Digital:



Music:Leeds is a project about making music in Leeds better – creating more opportunities, increasing collaborations and raising awareness. Its aim is to explore, nurture and promote music in Leeds as an experience, as a business and as a cultural driver. 


Find out more about Music:Leeds:

Arnold Brown Ltd

Has 40 years’ experience in the Music Industry working with musicians through to management of the YMF annual convention and further international showcases. They also managed the Music Development Agency (HAIL) & goNORTH Festival based in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland.

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