Set up in December 2018 as an independent, sector-led body, the Liverpool City Region Music Board is now looking for new members
Liverpool City Region Music Board is looking for new board members to join the panel of experts and influential figures from the world of music.
The board was set up in December 2018 as an independent, sector-led body, appointed by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram, and supported by the Liverpool Mayor.
The LCR Music Board is responsible for creating and overseeing a strategy to grow and support the music sector and its economic and social impact on the city region, and is one of the first such Boards created in the UK.
Rebecca Ayres, vice-chair of the board and managing director of Sound City, said: “Between us we have a great range of knowledge and professional experience, but we’re still dedicated to moving forward and growing in terms of diversity and expertise; we hope to welcome new Board members that will bring alternative perspectives and new ideas.”
Currently made up of 16 members and eight observers, the board brings together individuals working in the local music sector from a broad range of backgrounds. It is currently underrepresented in specific areas, including music production/management, pre-school and pre-university music education, dance/electric music, venue ownership and the voluntary sector.
In the last 12 months board members have acted as a sounding board and provided advice and support to local individuals and businesses operating in the music sector and its supply chain.
Since administering the Music Support Fund last summer, the board has been signposting those affected to the various funding and grant opportunities available. It also assists with bid applications; while also lobbying funders, politicians and policy makers to make them aware of the plight of the various businesses and freelancers who have missed out on funding.
The board meets once a month (currently virtually) and specific members also attend relevant sub-group meetings that focus on the key priorities of the board, which are: safeguarding and protecting music venues, growing current and future music heritage and developing the Beatles’ legacy, increasing access to music education, engaging and developing new talent, and equality and diversity.
To learn more about the Liverpool City Region Music Board role and to apply for one of the positions, click here.