The BPI has joined with artists including Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Lil Nas X, Zara Larsson, JP Cooper, YolanDa Brown, Dame Evelyn Glennie and Jess Gillam in supporting a new BBC campaign for music education.
Bring the Noise is an educational campaign to help primary school teachers and parents inspire children to become musicians and see the joys of music-making.
Musicians and artists will come together for the campaign from BBC Education, which is aimed at children between the ages of four and seven. Artist ambassadors will offer their talents to the campaign through writing and performing original songs.
Ian Moss, BPI director of public affairs, said: “We’ve seen an alarming drop-off in access to music in state schools, which could threaten the long-term success of British music. Creating practical access to music in schools can bring wider benefits to young people - stimulating performance, encouraging confidence and cohesion, and providing a creative outlet for their talent. Denying pupils access to music is a huge false economy, and we are delighted to support BBC Education’s timely Bring The Noise initiative.”
YolanDa Brown added: "The heartbeat of every generation are children and it is important that we nurture them and teach them to dream. I am pleased to be an ambassador of the Bring the Noise campaign, introducing children all around the country to music, music making and the endless joy that comes with it.”