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BBC announce new strategy for Classical Music


BBC announce new strategy for Classical Music

BBC announce new strategy for Classical Music

Following last year’s classical review looking at the sector and the corporation’s role within it, the BBC today sets out a new strategy to strengthen its public purpose for classical music, delivering the best music to a wider audience, with a significant new investment in music education.

Charlotte Moore, the BBC’s Chief Content Officer:

“This is the first major review of classical music at the BBC in a generation. This new strategy is bold, ambitious, and good for the sector and for audiences who love classical music. That doesn’t mean that we haven’t had to make some difficult decisions, but equally they are the right ones for the future. Great classical music should be available and accessible to everyone, and we’re confident these measures will ensure more people will engage with music, have better access to it, and that we’ll be able to play a greater role in developing and nurturing the musicians and music lovers of tomorrow.”

The Beeb say that they have ‘a vital part to play in the British cultural landscape and a duty to future proof what we deliver for the public.’ At a time of very real financial challenges across the orchestral and choral sectors, the BBC has reviewed how it invests in resources to deliver the best possible value for the licence fee payer. A key part of this is the BBC’s role in music education, and how we must invest more and create stronger partnerships to develop future talent.

The strategy invests more widely in the sector across the UK, whilst delivering savings that ensure we deliver high quality orchestral and choral music within a sustainable financial model. ‘Even were there no financial challenges, we believe these steps are the right ones to take to help ensure the future success of the sector’ the Beeb adds.

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