Roger Daltrey CBE, founding member of The Who and multi-generational cultural icon, is to be honoured with the 25th Music Industry Trusts Award (MITS). This prestigious annual music award is presented to Roger in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the music and entertainment industry and many charitable causes.  The Award will be presented on Monday 7 November at a gala ceremony in aid of Nordoff Robbins and the BRIT Trust. 

They've become almost as synonymous with major tournaments as German efficiency and England going out on penalties, but this year's first unofficial tournament song aims to strike a very different note. 

On Friday 1 July Lionel Richie, Patti Smith, Jeff Lynne, Florence Welch, Olly Murs, Jess Glynne, Hozier, Massive Attack, André Rieu and Craig David will be gracing our famous "blue" carpet at the O2 Silver Clef Awards and we want to hear your questions!

Want to know what piece of music changed their life? What they're working on? What they had for breakfast?

Tweet us your questions before 12.30pm on Thursday 30 June and we'll pick our favourites to put to the stars on the day. 

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver music therapy across the UK. Here's an update from our music therapist Alison on her work with Turning Point. 


Since January 2016 I’ve had the privilege of being involved in an exciting new partnership. As the music therapist working in this project I’d like to share this update with you.

At 91, our supporter, who wishes to remain anonymous, decided to go that extra mile to raise money for Nordoff Robbins in memory of his wife. Here is his touching story.  

I had been married to my wife June for nearly 50 years when she was diagnosed with vascular dementia at the age of 79.

All her adult life June had been a singer with Amateur Operatic Societies.

DUE TO OVERWHELMING VOTES FROM FANS, NORDOFF ROBBINS EXTENDS VOTING FOR THE TICKETMASTER BEST LIVE ACT AWARD

The Battle of the Bands is on – illustration by Michael Parkin sets the scene 

With fans voting up a storm, we have extended voting for the Ticketmaster Best Live Act award to Monday night. With over 100,000 votes streaming in, just a small number of fan votes could make the difference – its game time!

We're so excited to reveal the final artists to be honoured at the prestigious O2 Silver Clef Awards.

Can the relationship between the musical beat and somebody’s movement affect how much you trust them? And what does that say about the relationship between musical characteristics and social relationships?

A new paper has been published which explores such questions. It is by Neta Spiro (our Head of Research) and her collaborators Dr Sarah Knight and Prof. Ian Cross. We asked the authors about the paper and why they think it is relevant to music therapy.

Visual impairment can threaten the early attachment of an infant. Much early experience of socialisation may be missed, and people may face challenges in their ability to form relationships with others. Music-making can help in a number of ways including:

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