Sound and Music
Sound and Music is the UK's national agency for new music, established on 1 October 2008 from the merger of four existing bodies working in the contemporary music field: the Society for the Promotion of New Music, the British Music Information Centre, the Contemporary Music Network and the Sonic Arts Network. Sound and Music champions new music and the work of British composers and artists, promoting and supporting contemporary music, sound art and experimental music in the United Kingdom. This is achieved through partnerships with a range of organisations, live events and audience development, touring, information and advice, network building, and education.
The scores and recordings of the British Music Information Centre are now owned by Sound and Music, and are held at the University of Huddersfield in the Archives and Special Collections under the name the British Music Collection. The Collection joined the Google Cultural Institute in 2014.
Sound and Music is funded as a National Portfolio Organisation by Arts Council England but supports projects throughout the United Kingdom.