The Lost Age


Through the recruitment process for our recent music mentoring programme, we identified a lack of engagement in Drake Music’s work by people of this age bracket. We raised this issue with other organisations working in the sector and found that a lot of them faced the same.

Many factors have already been acknowledged as causes: socio-political issues, content of provision, terminology/labelling, funding, and marketing of our work.

As part of The Lost Age we aim to identify clear reasons for the lack of engagement and ways we might better reach young people who are facing disabling barriers to their music making. We will use the conclusions to inform all aspects of our artist development programme.

Anna will be bringing people together for a forum within the next couple of months, if you want to be involved or have anything to add to the discussion before then, please get in touch.

Twitter: @TheLostAge