Mark Pemberton

Association of British Orchestras

As soon as the Creative Industries Federation was launched, we leapt at the chance to join. We fully understand the importance of having a ‘CBI’ for the cultural and creative industries, and the complementarity it brings to our work as a sector-specific advocacy body. Orchestras have long operated across both culture and the creative industries, from the birth of the recording industry to providing the soundtrack to the nation’s favourite films, TV shows and video games, while our world-leading ensembles bring millions into our concerts halls to enjoy the very best of live music. We are also keen to ensure music education remains accessible to all young people with talent regardless of their economic or social circumstance. We are delighted that the Creative Industries Federation is now leading the argument for the value of culture and the creative industries to the UK’s economy and well-being.
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