Supporting artists from underrepresented groups and marginalised communities is always a priority within all the work at Come Play With Me.
We’re always looking for ways to challenge the music industry. Whether it’s supporting regional artists, prioritising marginalised voices or carving out our own way of doing things, our aim is to push for a more welcoming and accessible sector. We’re committed to reflecting on our own practices and adapting our approaches when we need to.
We are all about collaboration. We are as keen to learn from others as we are to showcase our own knowledge, fostering positive community spirit and solidarity across the music industry. We work to build relationships with regional, national and international partners, furthering our reach and supporting our peers to mutual benefit.
We are focused on supporting people to develop sustainable creative careers in the music industry. We connect people with opportunities, skills development, and peer to peer networks to learn from and collaborate with. Beyond this, we provide practical advice, conference sessions and workshops that empower the people we work with to keep learning and developing.
We specialise in supporting people from marginalised communities to further their careers in music. We help break down barriers to success for individuals and we’re committed to centring the people who need it most in all our projects. We spend time with other organisations, helping them create more inclusive spaces for marginalised people and learning from them too. We strive to ensure that our team and board accurately reflect the people we support through our projects.
We prioritise people over profit or products and put a focus on well-being and peer-to-peer support. We work intersectionally, with the knowledge that marginalised people have complex and often compounding barriers to accessing the music industry. We listen, reflect and adapt so that our work is offering the support people need when they need it.
Our aim is to support a wide range of marginalised people to develop their careers in music. By the end of 2024, 75% of artists on our roster will either be from marginalised communities or from The North of England.