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Youth Music is 20

Youth Music is 20 years old! We'll be looking back - and looking forward - throughout 2019. To kick us off, our CEO Matt Griffiths reflects on the past two decades of life-changing music making.

Youth Music photos, 1999-2019

20 years of life-changing music-making

A timeline of major milestones in Youth Music's history, from 1999 to the present day.

Young people playing music in a classroom
From the music-making programme run by NYMAZ in North Yorkshire.

Let's unite and focus on young people's lives in music

There’s no doubt that inclusive approaches to music-making are on the increase, says Youth Music CEO Matt Griffiths. But the music education sector is still sometimes prone to disagreements about the ‘right way’ to do things. It’s time for us to work together.

J Hus with young artists from Bollo Brook
J Hus and young artists from Bollo Brook.

J Hus meets young artists from Bollo Brook

Rapper J Hus visited a Youth Music funded project at Bollo Brook Youth Centre in West London, listening to the young musicians’ tracks and giving advice on how to build a career in today’s music industry.

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