PORTSMOUTH MUSIC HUB Create, Achieve, Inspire
On the 2nd of July 2013 Jobsite (a job search and online recruitment company based inHampshire) and Music Fusion (a charity that accesses and engages young people through music) picked up an award at the Business in the Community ‘Responsible Business Awards’ for“Inspiring Social Action in Young People”.
To-date, Music Fusion has worked with over 30,000 young people, most of whom have experienced ‘challenging life circumstances’. “I am thrilled to see Music Fusion’s great work with young people being recognized in this prestigious award, which is truly well deserved. Not only has the organization changed the lives of many of its project participants, it has also brought young people from divided communities together. Music has been at the heart of this process and this charity’s work shows just how powerful a force for change music can be. Our congratulations to all those involved.” Matt Griffiths, Youth Music Executive Director In 2011 Music Fusion launched a high profile campaign called ‘Words Not Weapons’ in partnership with local authorities, the Police and several local businesses. The programme was put together to address the growing fear of knife and improvised weapon crime amongst children and young people in the region. Weapons The response to this programme was astonishing. Over 50 young people were directly involved in shaping and supporting Words Not Weapons. Through promotion the album reached well over 6,000 young fans. As a result of the campaign, 73 young people stopped carrying a weapon and a further 24 decided against starting to carry a weapon. With Jobsite's support ‘Words Not Weapons’ have just released their second album. Young artists from across the South of England teamed up with national UK urban acts such as MicRighteous, English Frank, Genesis Elijah, Nate and Logic to record the ground breaking, hard hitting CD.
Autumn Term 2013 Newsletter & Update
This is the autumn edition of Portsmouth Music Hub newsletter.