New mentoring guide launched to support emerging talent in forging a music industry career

21 September 2021


UK Music’s Futures Group have created a comprehensive mentoring guide to offer support and advice to anyone seeking a career in the music industry.

The new guide – called Mentoring in Music – comes at a critical time as the UK music industry – which supports 200,000 jobs and contributed £5.8bn to the economy pre-Covid – fights to get back on its feet.

Artist and Bedroom Indie label owner Frank Hamilton, known for his pioneering One Song A Week project and critically acclaimed follow up album ‘Songs To Make Life Slightly Less Awkward’, said he hoped the guide would help new entrants to the industry navigate the best path to finding the right mentor.

Frank is a member of the UK Music Futures Group. Established in 2016 the group gives a platform to the next generation of future leaders in the industry.

He hopes that the guide will also encourage those working in all parts of the industry to lend their skills and expertise to advice others by becoming a mentor.

Download the guide here.

Download the directory here.


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