The impact of Covid19 has been felt across the UK music industry.

Created for artists by artists to help navigate the effects of this disrupted time that we’re all experiencing – please let us know what’s been happening for you and your work. We need your help to understand how restrictions on live performance have affected professionals across the UK music industry. This survey is supported by The Ivors–Academy and will be used to direct and strengthen lobbying and support.
It’s 100% anonymous and covers a range of areas so you can skip to questions relevant to your situation. If all areas apply to you it may take 15 mins to complete, but please help us if you have time – we really need this.

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Lockdown Live & Recorded – London Trombonists


Lockdown Live & Recorded – Tommy Blaize & All Fired Up


Lockdown Live & Recorded – Emily Dankworth


Giving us a voice ConnectsMusic is a free, grass-roots, digital-focussed platform and directory for connection and collaboration in the world of music and its associated businesses; enabling all to search, connect and collaborate with artists, venues, promoters and media representatives. Brainchild of vocalist, songwriter and activist Emily Saunders and run by artists for artists, ConnectsMusic already has over 3,500 artists, venues and related businesses on board – locally, nationally, and worldwide.

ConnectsMusic seeks to support, show and share the talent that is out there, especially in this current time when our music world is being so greatly affected – community has never been more important. created by artists for artists what’s happening, venues, tours & services

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“The Jazz world thrives on collaborative spirits. JazzConnects provides an accessible, free portal for artists and associates to build on the heart of unity that Jazz represents. It is a music industry networking source supporting the UK based scene with a platform for the world to experience a Jazz array – at the click of their fingertips.”

Carleen Anderson
Award winning vocalist, recording artist, composer, lyricist, producer
Winner of Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

“In this sea of internet information overload, it’s great to be a part of, and have access to, a new and growing portal like JazzConnects, where you can engage with all the different aspects of your art, within a more community spirited feel and fashion.”

Cleveland Watkiss MBE
Award winning international vocalist, professor (Trinity Laban), Warriors International

“JazzConnects is a communal service which helps us all in the Jazz community, whether we are an artist or a manager or a promoter. It’s the perfect antidote to the unwanted divisions in our society by virtue of its sharing nature and positivity.”

Mary James
Artist management

“Just as the primary genre it supports, from very important initial connections and in a relatively short space of time it has developed into a great forum facilitating fantastic creativity (in the U.K. and further afield) and it continues to expand and evolve. This should be encouraged as it benefits all involved with every aspect of the music.”

Jason Yarde
Composer, arranger, producer, musical director & saxophonist

“JazzConnects is one of the most comprehensive places on the net for Jazz Promo. The Ivors Academy was represented at leading jazz trade fair, Jazz Ahead, held annually in Bremen, having been invited to join the ground-breaking UK organisation JazzConnects, setup by Emily Saunders. A huge thank you to Emily for making it happen and including so many Academy members, commissioners & potential members.”

Orphy Robinson MBE
Award winning multi-instrumentalist and composer

The Musicians’ Union represents over thirty thousand musicians working in all sectors of the music business.  As well as negotiating on behalf of its members with all the major employers in the industry, the MU offers a range of services for self-employed professional and student musicians of all ages. The benefits of membership include £10m public liability cover, £2,000 worth of equipment insurance, contract advice, partnership agreements, careers advice and legal assistance. Visit the MU website and find out how the Union can help you with your career whether you work in the live arena, the recording studio, in education or as a writer/composer.

Serious are one of the UK’s leading producers and curators of live jazz, international and new music. Serious produces events that range from major concerts, festivals and national and international tours through to learning and participation programmes, conferences and specially commissioned bespoke events. Alongside its core role as a live music events producer, and programme consultants, Serious runs the registered charity, Serious Trust, which has been established to support the next generation of artists and audiences through our artist development, learning and participation and commissioning programmes.

Help Musicians UK, in partnership with Musicians Hearing Services and the Musicians’ Union, has created the Musicians Hearing Health Scheme for all musicians in the UK. For £40 (£30 for MU members) you get access to the very best musician-specialist audiologists and bespoke hearing protection. #HearForMusicians