A blog from the Sound and Music Team



12 June 2017

Some Thoughts on Coaching and Mentoring

“Mentoring is for the mentee. Most of all for the mind of the mentee. I think that Mentoring needs to focus on and develop the mentee’s finest independent thinking about their work, their career, their life, their dreams. The Mentor’s perspective is an important ingredient in this special relationship. But it feeds. It is not […]


6 March 2017

50:50 by 2020

To mark International Women’s Day 2017, Sound and Music make the following commitment: By March 2020, at least 50% of the composers we work with will identify as women ***************************************************************** It’s hard to pinpoint cause and effect, but in conversations with other female leaders in the sector, a number of us have noticed a creeping […]


21 February 2017

Want to work with us? Call for partners

We’re changing the way we select partners. We want to work with partners who share the same values as us, specifically around diversity, including gender, along with a shared approach to audience development and data insight. We want to work with partners who can create a supportive and valuable experience for composers. From ensembles, soloists, […]


28 May 2014

Richard Whitelaw on Kuwaitscapes: part 2

5.30am alarm this morning to get to a television studio to be on a popular breakfast TV show called Sabah al Watan. No danger of a hangover in Kuwait and I felt fine after a swift Bounty and a cup of coffee in the studio cafe. The studio is deserted when we get there but […]


22 May 2014

Richard Whitelaw on Kuwaitscapes

This week I’m in Kuwait City, tirelessly working for British music, as part of a project called Kuwaitscapes that Sound and Music are presenting here in collaboration with The British Council. The lead artist in this project is Roshi Nasehi and if you click on the link above you can find out more about Roshi. […]