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Making a postgraduate application: Explaining your short and longer term goals
Help Musicians
Help Musicians
12th January 2022

In this section, we would like to know what your short-term plans are after graduation and what your longer-term ambitions are. You should be realistic with your goals and offer back-up plans just in case you experience any obstacles that get in your way.

2020: Support and collaboration in a difficult year
James Ainscough
Chief Executive Officer - Help Musicians
21st December 2020

In a world that can feel increasingly divided, the music community came together to help the musicians who make the music that carried us through this crisis, says James Ainscough, Help Musicians CEO.

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Self-care on the road
Matthew Leone
International Artist Liaison Executive
16th May 2018

Help Musicians UK's Matthew Leone, bassist for Madina Lake, gives some tips on maintaining your mental well being while on tour.

Bex Burch of Vula Viel discusses money and funding
Bex Burch
Musician
19th March 2018

In September last year, Help Musicians UK launched the Transmission Fund, which allows musicians to grow through funding career development opportunities such as short courses, workshops or one-to-one coaching sessions. We funded Bex Burch to return to western Ghana where she had previously spent three years living, farming and learning with the Dagaare tribe.

We caught up with Bex after her trip, and she gave us her thoughts on money and funding when you're a musician.

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Transmission Fund awardee Bex Burch talks about her trip to Ghana
Bex Burch
Musician
14th March 2018

Hear from Bex Burch, one of the first recipients of the Transmission Fund, who used her money to return to western Ghana to live and play music with the Dagaare tribe.

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Alison shares her experiences of hearing loss
Alison Beck
Jazz, gospel and session singer & composer
25th October 2017

Hear from Alison, who received a grant from HMUK to pay for a specialist musician's hearing aid, as she talks about the taboo subject of hearing loss in the music industry.