Record labels association the BPI are delighted to have received the Music Skills Award at the Creative and Cultural Skills Awards 2018 at The Lowry in Salford on 16th April 2018.

The Creative & Cultural Skills Awards celebrate individuals and organisations who champion excellence in the creative industries. They shine a light on those who have shown an outstanding commitment to developing skills and learning in the creative industries, ensuring the next generation have the skills needed for the creative sector to continue to thrive.

We are honoured that our commitment to developing skills and learning in the music industry has been recognised by Creative & Cultural Skills, especially when sharing the shortlist with establishments that champion these values too, Urban Development & Leeds Beckett University.

At the BPI, we are dedicated to training and providing access to the industry for the next generation, regardless of their background, through schemes such as the newly launched BRITs Apprentice Scheme, funded by the BRIT Trust. We also provide free training to our members at different stages in their careers to ensure that they are always growing and learning, as well as trade missions to help them access different markets and expand their knowledge and businesses.

The Music Skills Award was sponsored by UK Music, and their CEO Michael Dugher had this to say about the Award:

“UK Music applauds the BPI’s achievement in winning this award. The BPI works tirelessly on behalf of their members and the wider industry providing courses to help train new staff on the music industry, digital marketing and copyright. They thoroughly deserve to be recognised for not only their skills work with industry but also their apprenticeship scheme and other work through the BRIT School and BRIT Trust that supports so many good causes.”