New Chair for Sound Connections

Norton York

London youth charity Sound Connections has announced the appointment of Norton York as the organisation’s new Chair, succeeding Chris Brannick, who recently stood down due to other work and charitable commitments.

York chairs the group board of international examinations board RSL Awards, taking overall responsibility for the organisation.

He is one of the pioneers of popular music education particularly with an emphasis on connecting education with the music industry. This started in the late 1980’s with the Brighton Rock summer school which became a BBC Radio 1 event, his work as music education co-ordinator on the BPI/MU/Radio 1 Sound City festivals, and his book on the music business, ‘The Rock File’ for Oxford University Press.

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