Solent secures Music Academic Partnership with UK Music

Southampton Solent University students can now directly influence the music industry thanks to a new partnership.

The University has been selected to become a member of the Music Academic Partnership (MAP) through UK Music, opening up a wealth of opportunities for its students.

UK Music is the umbrella organisation which represents the collective interests of the UK’s commercial music industry- from artists, musicians, songwriters and composers, to record labels, music managers, music publishers, studio producers, music licensing organisations and the live music industry.

UK Music acts as a direct conduit between politicians and the music industry; communicating industry messages and issues via strategic campaigns, lobbying, research and reporting in order for Government to act upon them.

The new MAP association presents exciting opportunities for Solent staff and students:

  • the potential to collaborate on research projects working with UK Music, its academic partners and industry;
  • the opportunity to take part in music debates with UK Music and MPs in Parliament, such as through the All Party Parliamentary Group; and,
  • the opportunity to attend ‘production days’ at major arena music events and festivals in association with Creative and Cultural Skills.


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