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Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Generator is the UK's leading Music Development Agency.

Originally starting out to serve the needs of the North East and Cumbria the agency expanded its role nationally when asked by Arts Council England to assist other fledgling agencies, organisations and groups in policy, programme development, governance and funding.  As such Generator has represented the music development sector at Government level with membership of both the Live Music Forum and Music Education forums.

The agency also leads the Music Industry Development Association, a body set up to establish common aims amongst similar organisations in the UK.

Generator currently produces robust programmes in the areas of music business development in a regional context, musician support (including the development of commercial viability of artists). Live music (most significantly in supporting promoters) and in supporting and representing the music development sector.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Bob Allan
Contact Position
Programme Assistant (Musician Support)
0191 231 4016
Generator website

Where to go

Cluny Annex
36 Lime Street
Ouseburn Valley
Newcastle upon Tyne

North East

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 6.00pm

Other Details


Referral Details

Community organisations contacted for referrals depending on course and funders.

Page last reviewed: 18/06/2020