EMI Sound Foundation Reaches £6 Million Grant Milestone
October 14, 2016 at 3:38 AM (PT)
EMI MUSIC SOUND FOUNDATION, an independent music education charity established in 1997 to support and improve opportunities for schools and young people in the U.K. and IRELAND, has reached a £6 million grant distribution milestone. The FOUNDATION has been supported since 2012 by UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP (UMG), the global parent company of EMI and its affiliate labels.
Since its founding, EMI MUSIC SOUND FOUNDATION has provided more than 6400 young people, and numerous schools with financial awards totaling more than £6 million through its program of support.
EMI MUSIC SOUND FOUNDATION Chair and UNIVERSAL MUSIC U.K. Director Of Business Affairs ADAM BARKER commented, "We believe that music should be a part of every child’s education and development. The EMI MUSIC SOUND FOUNDATION is committed to providing access to music education to as many young people as possible -- and from the most diverse backgrounds -- for many years to come.”