Especially now, at a time when music organisations are acutely feeling the impact of covid-19, it is increasingly important for businesses such as ourselves to support the grassroots organisations helping to develop the music we all love! With that in mind, we have partnered with two London-based music education platforms - CDR and Tomorrow's Warriors. Both organisations have been key players in the development of London's brilliant and diverse music scene. Throughout October we will be donating 10% of our revenue to the organisations to help support their valuable work.
Learn more about CDR and Tomorrow's Warriors below.
Founded by producer, DJ and educator Tony Nwachukwu in 2002, CDR is passionate about demystifying music production and providing knowledge to new creators. CDR hosts Sessions, where established artists come to chat about their career and break down one of their tracks. Over the years musicians such as Dego, Theo Parrish, object blue, Joe Armon-Jones and many more have shared their knowledge with the CDR community.
CDR was formally located in the legendary Plastic People; since the venue closed in 2015 they have been hosting events in locations all around London, as well as in Berlin, Toronto, Johannesburg and beyond. CDR also holds music production workshops in schools, at festivals and online.
Based in London's Southbank Centre, Tomorrow's Warriors is a charity that provides free jazz tuition to young people in London. The organisation was founded by Janine Irons and Gary Crosby (OBE) who have a mission to inspire and grow a diverse community of jazz musicians, audiences and leaders. They focus their efforts on reaching people that have traditionally been underrepresented in the jazz world, such as women and people of colour.
Artists such as Nubya Garcia, Moses Boyd, Shabaka Hutchings, Ezra Collective, and many more have come through the programme and gone on to receive worldwide recognition.
Gilles Peterson: “Can’t overstate the impact that Tomorrow’s Warriors has had on the current music scene in London.”