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CM - Changing lives
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Background and Info

CM is the longest running community music company in the UK and has been working with young musicians from a variety of backgrounds since 1983. Established by John Stevens and Dave O’Donnell over 30 years ago, CM has a wealth of experience and a long track record of ground-breaking activities and quality programme.

The project has trained over 10000 professional musicians, many of whom have gone on to work in the music industry and in higher and further education. It has set up or facilitated projects such as Community Music East, Community Music Wales, MIDI Music Company, London Arts Training Consortium, Asian Dub Foundation Education (ADFED), Musicians in Focus and Rising Tide at Ocean.

CM has enabled countless musicians and other organisations to establish themselves within the wider music industry, including Asian Dub Foundation, Courtney Pine, Goldielocks, Ctrl Z, Afreex, and many others.

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