About Brighter Sound
Brighter Sound is a creative music charity supporting people at all stages of their
musical journey - from early years to early careers. Rooted in the North with national
and international reach, Brighter Sound work across music education, the music
industry and the wider cultural sector to create opportunity, support creativity, stimulate
debate and make the music landscape more equal, diverse and inclusive.
About Both Sides Now
Both Sides Now is a groundbreaking initiative to support, inspire and showcase female
music creators and industry professionals across the North of England. Led by music
charity Brighter Sound, Both Sides Now includes residencies, commissioning
opportunities, traineeships in technical and production roles, mentoring, national and
international showcases and digital resources for schools. Through Both Sides Now,
Brighter Sound aim to create permanent change around the roles, representation and
recognition of women in music – from the classroom to the boardroom, on stage and
backstage. Supported by the National Lottery via Arts Council England.