The BPI welcomes the news that the Department for Education is to invest in music education with a multi-million-pound culture boost for children in schools.

The £80m investment in music hubs was welcomed by Geoff Taylor, CEO of BPI & BRIT Awards, who commented: 

“It’s encouraging to see the Government’s manifesto commitment acted on swiftly, and new funding for hubs and charities that will help more young people develop their creative and social skills through music. BPI has highlighted the gulf in music participation between state and private schools, and we will continue to press for further investment to ensure that all young people have the opportunity to develop their musical potential. This is good news with which to start the New Year.”

Alongside this investment, charities that help young people learn about different styles of music are also set to receive a further £1 million next year to support the next generation of musicians.

Pupils will also have more opportunities to put their film making skills to the test, explore museums or take to the stage, as a series of other cultural education programmes receive an additional £4 million funding boost next year.