MUSIC BOARD BLOG
The South Yorkshire Music Board’s aim is to harness the talent and ambition of all those who are passionate about music, from primary school-aged children right up to established musicians. It explores how people across the region, including musicians, venues, training organisations, local authorities and politicians, can work together to champion talent and use these strengths to grow the region’s cultural economy.
When coronavirus hit the UK in March 2020 the music industry, like the rest of the country, was put into lockdown. As high streets and workplaces open up, music venues, studios and classrooms remain closed, putting severe financial pressure on the industry and threatening the future for young people looking to start out in the industry.
Music Board Chair Penny Blackham spoke to six people who work in the industry in South Yorkshire about the impact the crisis has had on them.