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We are a University of Westminster-owned independent think tank, working to provide comprehensive cross-industry intelligence, facilitating insight and open debate to positively stimulate innovation and change across a radically evolving industry.

MusicTank produce insight events, publish papers and provide media commentary, bespoke training, research and consultancy.

End of An Era: MusicTank Closes

Nov 2018

MusicTank has closed and this website is not being updated. This is an archive of the MusicTank website as it was on 31 October 2018. Any questions regarding MusicTank and this website should be directed to dcdicollegesupport@westminster.ac.uk
Jonathan Robinson, Programme Director, MusicTank, has left the University to explore new opportunities.

Current Projects / Research

Unlocking The Sync

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MusicTank partnered with Record-Play to publish an ethical ‘how-to’ navigation of the music licensing and brand partnership world. This e-book is set to become the defining text on the subject of music’s enduring relationship with brands, sync, advertising and interactive media.

British Council - Sounding Out: A Rapid Analysis of Young People & Radio in the UK

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The British Council commissioned MusicTank/ University of Westminster to provide insight into UK-wide radio, with a particular emphasis on youth-run and youth-curated content and audiences. The analysis of the research identifies key trends in recent years, and seeks to explain the interconnected networks that operate through various tiers of the radio and audio industry.

Music And Depression – Mental Health & The Music Industry

Commisioned by Help Musicians UK, this is the largest known academic study of its kind in the world, looking into the incidence of anxiety and depression in music creatives.  A 2-part study, the output of this research informed the charity’s #musicmindsmatter campaign.

The Music Industry & Mental Health: Can Music Make You Sick?
The Music Industry And Mental Health: Can Music Make You Sick?
Creators’ Rights In The Digital Landscape
Creators' Rights In The Digital Landscape
Andy Inglis – The Road To Tour Management, 1 Day Course 2016
Andy Inglis - The Road To Tour Management, 1 Day Course 2016
Fiona McGugan – Creators’ Rights In The Digital Landscape
Fiona McGugan - Creators' Rights In The Digital Landscape