Generator Chief Exec gets MDA role

News: 12th October 2010 by Louise Dodgson under Finance, Law & Music Business, Music Training & Careers

Jim Mawdsley, Chief Executive of music development agency Generator has been elected as Chair of the Music Development Association.

The national body is made up of representatives from all of the UK’s key music development agencies and organisations, and acts as a voice for the music development sector.

In addition to his role at Generator, Jim is Festival Director for Epic Leisure who produce the annual Evolution Weekender on NewcastleGateshead’s Quayside.

Jim recently produced a campaign paper for the Music Development Association entitled ‘Levelling the Playing Field’ which calls for a unified national approach to music development and proposes sharing resources to reach common goals.

Jim Mawdsley said: “I’m very pleased to have been selected to be Chair of the Music Development Association. As the music industry is increasingly made up of smaller businesses throughout the UK, it’s an important time for music development and we need to present a unified case to provide support for musicians and music businesses in the UK.

“We have to set the agenda for what we want to achieve as a sector and outline the support that we need to grow and nurture enterprise. The music industry is a major contributor to the UK economy and our role should be to encourage more people to turn their passion into a career.”

In July this year Jim was confirmed as a member of UK Music’s Leadership Development Network which brings together ten senior leaders from across the UK’s music industry.

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