Industry Links

Here are links to some of the other industry organisations we know and work with in Wales and beyond.

If you are a Welsh organisation who would like to be listed here, please click here and tell us all about yourself.


Echoing the best new sounds from Wales. 

Location: All of Wales

Arts Council of Wales

We're the official body that funds and develops the arts in Wales.

Location: All Wales

Awards for Young Musicians

A charity that gives financial Awards to young musicians aged between 5 and 18 to help them progress on their musical journey and overcome any barriers they are facing. We support young instrumentalists, singers, composers and producers and want to hear from young people who are dedicated and driven, but might face barriers that will stop them progressing in the way that they would like. The funding can be used by the individual to purchase equipment, join an ensemble, see some live music, go to a studio - anything that helps them progress in their musical journey. 

Location: Bristol

BBC Horizons Cymru

Horizons/ Gorwelion is a scheme delivered by BBC Cymru Wales in partnership with Arts Council Wales to develop new, independent contemporary music in Wales.

Location: All Wales


Beacons Cymru is a Wales-wide organisation supporting the next generation of young people aspiring to work in the music industry.

Location: Rhondda Cynon Taf

Deaf Hub Wales

Our vision is to provide a place where the D/deaf can meet with friends, family, colleagues, professionals and provide a hub for support, education, social activity, therapy and advocacy in a safe environment, a space where all are welcome. .

Location: Cardiff

Disability Arts Cymru

The lead organisation for disability arts in Wales.

Location: All Wales

Focus Wales

FOCUS Wales is an international multi-venue showcase festival taking place in Wrexham, North Wales, which places the music industry spotlight firmly on the emerging talent that Wales has to offer the world, alongside a selection of the best new acts from across the globe. 

Location: Wrexham

Future Talent

Future Talent supports gifted young musicians from low-income backgrounds across the UK, providing them with financial support, mentoring, workshops and other opportunities.

Location: UK Wide

Grand Ambition

Grand Ambition is the resident creative collective & production company based at Swansea Grand Theatre. We are passionate about reflecting & supporting the people of Swansea & Wales through our work & creating genuine pathways from community to stage.

Location: Swansea

Guitar School UK

Learn at the UKs top rated guitar school.

Location: Flintshire


Imagine your favorite music artist. You'd love to have access to their early demos, unreleased tracks, and personal audio notes, wouldn't you? Well, your fans feel the same way about your music - they're eager to hear more. The question then is, how can you monetise this potential? That's exactly why we created Insidr.

Insidr is a hybrid of Spotify and Patreon, a unique music streaming app designed specifically for artists like you to monetise your music in a sustainable way. Create your free artist profile today.

Location: Colwyn Bay

Ivors Academy

The Ivors Academy is the home of all songwriters and composers. For over 70 years we’ve represented music creators in the UK, and have bestowed the biggest honours in the industry to giants of modern composition and songwriting.

Location: UK wide

Jukebox Collective

Jukebox Collective is community-rooted, youth-led collective nurturing tomorrow’s creative voices. We do this through our multidisciplinary classes, academy and creative agency where we specialise in artist management, casting, curation & consultancy

We play an integral part in shaping how Black and ethnic minority cultures are represented within the Welsh cultural sector and we strongly believe in the power of art and culture to change people’s lives. 

Location: Cardiff

Larynx Entertainment

Promoting and supporting hip-hop and grime in Wales

Location: Wrexham

Live Music Now Wales

Live Music Now collaborates with schools and communities, connecting musicians with audiences for whom they can make a real difference.

Location: Cardiff

Ministry of Life

MOL Education is a community interest company that specialises in the delivery of music and media based qualifications in South Wales to young people between the ages of 16-25. We conduct and support live events all across the city of Cardiff and surrounding areas, including Cardiff Music Conference. We also run an artist development project called Levelz Up, which gives grants and mentoring to young musicians in South Wales.

Location: Cardiff

Music Managers Forum

The Music Managers Forum (MMF) is the world's largest professional membership organisation representing music managers.

Location: London

Musicians Union

The Musicians' Union (MU) is the UK trade union for all musicians, representing over 32,000 musicians across the UK working in all sectors of the music business. As well as negotiating on behalf of members with all the major employers in the industry, we offer a range of support services for musicians, and we cover Wales and South West England from the regional office in Cardiff.

Location: All Wales

National Music Service Wales

National Music Service - developing music education in Wales. 

We want all children and young people in Wales to be able to play, sing, take part in and make music.

Find your local music service.

Location: All Wales

National Youth Arts Wales

Developing Wales' brightest young actors, dancers, instrumentalists and singers through exceptional training and performance opportunities in the arts.

Location: All Wales


We create opportunities for people to use their creative power to tell stories and celebrate their communities and open up music as a means of self-expression.

Location: Newport

Radio Platfform

Radio Platfform is our youth-led radio station based in the Wales Millienium Centre. Radio platfform delivers training programmes that gives young people a platform to build their confidence, find their voice and express their opinions.

Location: South Wales

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama provides specialist practical and performance-based training in music and drama, enabling students to enter and influence the world of music, theatre and related professions.

Location: Cardiff

Sound Progression

Our work centres on empowering young people from diverse and socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds; building their confidence, resilience and skills via open-access music provision led by industry professionals. We work at the grassroots in partnership with Cardiff Youth Service at eight community centres across Cardiff, delivering 80 hours of music studio sessions a week to support the creation and recording of original tracks.

Location: Cardiff

Tân Cerdd

Tân Cerdd is a groundbreaking initiative committed to decolonizing the art sector and developing a fully inclusive Welsh music industry that supports and uplifts black Welsh music artists and creatives. Through diverse programs and collaborations, Tân Cerdd fosters innovation and creativity, showcasing the talents of Welsh composers and musicians while exploring new musical territories.

Location: Cardiff


Tanio is an organisation committed to providing access to a range of creative activities and interventions to different communities – both locally and internationally. 

Location: Bridgend

The Hold Up

The Hold Up is a non-profit arts organisation that uses the ideas and creative elements of original Hip-Hop Culture to empower individuals, improve our communities and support Welsh artists.

Location: Cardiff

The River Music Project

A multi cultural, generational community arts project concentrated on the development of the arts for children and adults in communities where opportunities aren't readily available

Location: Cardiff

TRAC Cymru

Trac Cymru is an organisation that champions the Welsh traditional performing arts.

Our ambition is to ensure that our Welsh traditional arts are a vital part of our vibrant cultural life and identity, and that audiences around the globe experience being immersed in Welsh folk music, arts and dance.

Location: All Wales

Tŷ Cerdd

Promoting and celebrating the music of Wales.

Location: All Wales

Urban Circle Newport

Urban Circle Newport is an independent youth arts organisation and registered charity based in Newport, South Wales. We engage, support and empower young people and communities.

Location: Newport

USW Music Business

If you have a passion for music and making things happen, this Music Business degree is a chance to explore the many avenues available in the music business.

Location: Cardiff

Welsh Music Prize

Founded in 2011, the Welsh Music Prize celebrates the finest music made in Wales or by Welsh people around the world.

Location: All Wales

Wrexham Sounds

Our mission is to transform disadvantaged young lives through music, helping children and young people build confidence, skills, and prospects. We provide Music for Wellbeing sessions for children and young people referred to us by organisations and families, and music tuition, courses and workshops for young people who cannot access them at school.

Location: Wrexham

Youth Music

Our insights, influence and investment in grassroots organisations and to young people themselves means that more 0–25-year-olds can make, learn and earn in music.

Location: UK