EMI Music Sound Foundation

EMI Music Sound Foundation

EMI Music Sound Foundation is an independent music education charity, established in 1997 to celebrate the centenary of EMI Records and to improve young peoples' access to music education in the UK & Ireland.


News archive for 2017


Posted on: 16 Oct 2017

The EMI Music Sound Foundation is delighted to announce that at our last Trustees’ meeting, on Tuesday 10th October, we were able to award over £200,000 towards musical instruments and equipment to 303 schools and individuals.

Percussion instruments, keyboards/pianos and ukuleles topped the list of the most popular instrument requests!

If you would like help towards the purchase of musical instruments/equipment please download and complete an application form from our website homepage.

World Guitar Day 2017

Posted on: 03 Oct 2017

With this Fridays World Guitar Day fast approaching, follow the link below to see how you can join an online celebration of all things electric and acoustic guitar:



Posted on: 05 Sep 2017

We are now accepting application forms for our next Trustees meeting.

Please note, the deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday 31st January 2018 and we now have two separate forms - one for individual applicants and one for school applicants.

Please contact the office at the following address if you have any questions: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Where are they now?

Posted on: 31 May 2017

Upon reviewing applications for our March 2017 meeting, it was lovely to see that Isabel Pinto-Basto, who was awarded £350 towards a new saxophone back in 2009, is now a music teacher and applied for funding for instruments to use in her classroom.

She has sent us the update below letting us know what she has been up to since receiving her award:

‘When I received the money for my baritone saxophone I was able to join big bands and ensembles where baritone saxophone was needed. I performed on the baritone during my final recital. After graduating I moved to Lisbon, Portugal with my saxophones and played in some local big bands with my baritone, although I struggled with transporting it on the cobbled streets! When I moved back to London I began working in schools and now I use my baritone during music workshops for young people in challenging circumstances.’

We love to hear what our applicants are up to, so please do email any updates to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Isabel during her final recital at Leeds College of Music

Isabel’s saxophone in action during music enrichment at the school where she currently teaches

JBL Professional announce major UK singer-songwriter competition

Posted on: 09 May 2017

Are you an unsigned singer/songwriter over the age of 18? If so, check out JBL EON ONE Take UK, a new competition with fantastic prizes to be won!

Click the link below for more information.


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