2021 has been another busy and incredibly difficult year. 12 months ago, in December 2020 I wrote an end-of-year message reflecting on the challenges we had all faced during the […]
In July 2021 an investigation was launched following whistleblowing concerns raised by three neurodivergent musicians, engaged with Drake Music in different capacities between 2018 and 2021. The concerns raised include […]
Drake Music are proud to be active members of #WeShallNotBeRemoved, the UK’s Disability Arts Alliance, which came together as an emergency response to COVID-19. COVID-19 has had – and still […]
At Drake Music we stand against oppression and advocate and fight for the rights of Disabled people in music, and we do this in a lot of ways. One has […]
Drake Music COVID-19 Update With the wellbeing of our team, artists, participants and partners in mind and following the latest advice from the Government, Drake Music has put all projects […]
Reading the latest Diversity Report from Arts Council England I had mixed feelings; pride on one hand and disappointment on the other. Drake Music is one of a small percentage […]
This week saw the launch of UK Disability History Month, which runs from today until the 22nd Dec 2018. UKDHM is an annual event creating a platform to focus on […]
Yesterday Philip Hammond stated that “it is almost certainly the case that by increasing participation in the workforce, including far higher levels of participation by marginal groups and very high […]
I’ve recently been having meetings to look at Drake Music’s strategy for the next three years and beyond. In some senses this blog post is me thinking aloud, and it might sound like that, but I think it is important to share my thinking about the evolution of this wonderful organisation.
One of the things I’ve been thinking about a lot is what a fantastic team we have at Drake Music. Within that team, there’s so much expertise, experience, so many ideas, commitment and enthusiasm for the work that we do.