The new partnership between these companies aims to be a market leader in urban and independent music development, with many creative projects lined up throughout the course of 2018, including the Live At Leeds Unconference, Long Division Festival in Wakefield, 53 Degrees North and YMF Convention in October
“Yorkshire has always ‘punched above it’s weight’ when it comes to emerging music, and has created an array of international identifiers from Joe Cocker and Arctic Monkeys, and currently has an excellent mix of new talent such as Fizzy Blood, The Sherlocks and more.”
The Yorkshire Music Forum has emerged to provide a more strongly structured landscape in artist development in Yorkshire, in order to connect the work done by each partner. The Yorkshire Music Forum plans for panel events and programmes to take place across the North, that will provide masterclasses to emerging artists in DIY releasing and marketing, music production and touring.
With great relationships already in place with The Warren and Generator, and a formal partnership with the BPI, Yorkshire Music Forum’s potential to become the most solidified artist development infrastructure in the UK is immense.