Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham with three other people stood in a music recording studio

Greater Manchester Music Review

Andy Burnham Music ReviewWorking alongside UK Music and a panel of experts, Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has set up a major review in June, 2018 to see how the city-region’s thriving scene can be nurtured, encouraged and refreshed.

Voices from across the music industry were asked share their views and experiences of Greater Manchester’s music culture as part of these exciting plans. 

The review will look into Greater Manchester’s musical strengths, as well as where the music scene can be improved, ensuring that artists are supported to develop sustainable careers where everyone can access music in a safe and inclusive way.

Building on Greater Manchester’s incredible music heritage, the review will support bands of all cultures and backgrounds including our well-defined indie legacy to music of black origin, brass bands and orchestras.

UK Music will lead on the review, supported by three chairs: Inspiral Carpets legend Martyn Walsh, former Sony UK CEO Ged Doherty - who also chairs the British Phonographic Industry and the Brits, and Karen Boardman, Co-Director Crisis Management LLP.


Greater Manchester musicians and those that work in the industry were asked to have their say on the city-region’s music scene as part the major music review.

Musicians who live, work or play in Greater Manchester and people working within the music industry submitted their recommendations to help shape and enhance music in the city-region. The consultation (external website) that closed on the 28th September will feed into the wider review led by UK Music.

Watch the video below to see what it means for our city-region:

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