31 03 2022


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Practitioners Session : Black Music History | Behind The Scene, Impact of Gospel Music Practitioners

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Workshop Suitable for vocalist, songwriters, music historian, music educators music creators, composers, labels, songwriters, and musicians.

These men and women are the cornerstone and lifeblood of the UK, which is the third-largest music market in the world with gross earnings in excess of 5.8 billion pounds According to UK Music; The UK music industry contributed £5.8 billion to the UK economy in 2019 – up 11% from £5.2 billion in 2018.
Employment in the industry hit an all-time high of 197,168 in 2019 – an increase of 3% from 190,935 in 2018.

The total export revenue of the music industry was £2.9 billion in 2019 – up 9% from £2.7 billion in 2018. In addition to the industry’s direct economic contribution, music tourism alone contributed £4.7 billion in terms of spending to the UK economy in 2019 – up 6% from £4.5 billion in 2018.

Some of the key individuals who contributed to this growth are Lawrence Johnson, Luke Smith, Micky Brown, James Poyer, the late Paul Reid, Faye Simpson, Andy Smith and the list goes on. All these creative power brokers are all from the church. This is part of our rich heritage over 75 years period coming out of the church.

This remarkable, unstoppable, and brilliance creative force was birth out of Windrush’s generation 75 years ago and is emerging with a powerful sonic impact.

Workshop Speaker

Kevin Tomlin, Music Historian and Author

As a music historian my main objective is to document the rich history behind the scene of music of legendary icons who contributed to the tremendous successes of the music and cultural industries in general.



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