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Music: A snapshot of Sheffield’s music sector – University of Sheffield and Sensoria Festival (2015)

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Author(s): Commissioned by Prof. Vanessa Toulmin, Director of City & Cultural Engagement, on behalf of The University of Sheffield.
Originated by Nigel Humberstone and Prof. Vanessa Toulmin.
Delivered by the Sensoria team including Jo Wingate, Nigel Humberstone, Dan Wray, Nat Loftus
Publisher: University of Sheffield and Sensoria Festival
Date: 2015
  • New report gives first ever snapshot of Sheffield’s thriving music sector
  • Sheffield boasts 465 active bands, 65 recording studios and 69 venues
  • Report recommends further collaboration to catapult Sheffield’s talent pool into professional careers

Music: A snapshot of Sheffield’s music sector (PDF, 2.8MB), was compiled and written by Sheffield’s Sensoria Festival. Building on Sheffield’s famous musical heritage, the report outlines how Sheffield is a leading Music City with 788 organisations active in the music sector, 465 active bands, 70 rehearsal rooms and innovation across all music genres – including electronic, folk, free noise and rock. The report audits data from across South Yorkshire, as well as incorporating in-depth interviews with key leaders from across Sheffield’s music scene.

Download Music: A snapshot of Sheffield’s music sector (PDF, 2.8MB)

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