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School of Media lecturer joins expert panel to discuss future of music education

Matt Grimes news

Birmingham School of Media lecturer Matt Grimes will join a special panel looking at music education as part of the Pivotal Music Conference 2018.

The conference, which will be taking place at venues across Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter on Friday 14 September, will bring together speakers from across the country to talk about the future of music.

Matt Grimes will join other panellists at the 1,000 Trades bar to discuss the importance of music education in the city and how industry and education professionals can ensure its ongoing development and prosperity.

The panel has been sponsored by Birmingham City University and will take place from 1.45pm.

Matt said: “I am really proud to be representing Birmingham City University at Pivotal, Birmingham’s first international music industries conference.

“The city and region has a vibrant music industries across both the independent and major sectors, with a pool of fantastic music talent that has a global reach.

“From Black Sabbath, Steel Pulse and UB40 to Ocean Colour Scene, The Editors, Jaws and Swim Deep and now the likes of Lady Leshurr, Jorja Smith and Laura Mvula, a Birmingham City University alumnus, Birmingham has been at the forefront of producing and globally exporting fantastic new music.

“Birmingham is often overlooked and has in the past seemed to be in the shadows of London, Manchester and Liverpool in terms of recognition as a music city.

“Pivotal now gives the opportunity to show that the Birmingham music industries is more than capable of punching above its weight, and successfully position itself as an amazing music city.”

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