CERDD CYMRU : MUSIC WALES
Cerdd Cymru : Music Wales (CCMW) is managed by Arts Council of Wales/Wales Arts International and supported by Welsh Government. It works with musicians and the wider music sector in Wales to develop international opportunities.
Becci Scotcher, Project Manager
T: +44 (0)7964 688802
Festival of Voice
Produced by Wales Millennium Centre, Festival of Voice is an international arts festival in Cardiff.
The Festival’s ambition is to commission new work and special collaborations in contemporary and classical music, opera, theatre, spoken word, talks and visual art. It aims to present the most exciting artists and bands on album tours and the summer festival circuit, with the objective of inspiring the artist as much as the audience. The creative learning programme will empower young people to find their creative voice and give them an opportunity to engage with artists.
The festival team is Cardiff based, and they know all the nooks and crannies of the city. Their local knowledge helps them seek out the unique spaces and venues; in 2016, Festival of Voice presented work on the city’s streets, in cathedrals, in antique emporiums, in sea-front penthouses, in contemporary and traditional music venues and in Victorian theatres.
Rachel Kinchin, Marketing & Communications
T: + 44 (0) 7769 290369
FOCUS Wales is an annual multi-venue festival taking place in Wrexham, North Wales, each spring, which places the music industry spotlight firmly on the emerging talent that Wales has to offer the world. FOCUS Wales 2017 will mark the festival's 7th edition, and will welcome over 7,000 people to the town, building upon 2016′s record attendance across a jam-packed weekend of events. There's no place like Wrexham during FOCUS Wales, as we showcase 200+ bands, fill out a variety of spaces and music venues, using 20 stages, and hosting a full schedule of Interactive Industry Sessions, Stand-up Comedy, Arts events, and Film screenings, throughout the festival. FOCUS Wales 2017 happens 11-13 May. Tickets and info at www.focuswales.com
Andy Jones, Co-founder
T: +44 (0) 7789977277
Neal Thompson, Co-founder
T: + 44 (0) 7854294144
Listen To This LLP
Established in 2009, Listen To This is a music company based in the UK with a global reach. We offer artist management and tour management services, management consultancy, music PR, and we also operate a booking agency.
T: +44 (0) 7977453686
T: +44 (0) 7974937861
The Welsh Government offers a wide range of funding for creative businesses within Wales or those seeking to do business here, including Production Funding, Business Finance, Digital Development and Creative Europe. The Welsh Government has been part of the British Music Embassy for over 10 years.
Jon Walters, Deputy Head of North America
Erica Stephens, Senior Representative, Southeast USA
Bethan Davies, External Affairs Manager, North America
T: +44 (0)3000 6 03000