Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. We have set out our strategic vision in Let’s Create that by 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone of us has access to a remarkable range of high-quality cultural experiences. We invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver this vision.



See Tickets is a leading, independent and global ticketing business with 8,000 clients around the world. See began trading as a Nottingham-based record shop more than 30 years ago, and whilst the business has grown significantly, it has not forgotten that independent venues are amongst many of its long standing clients. With a firm belief that these venues are crucial to the live music scene, to fans and to artists, See is proud to once again support IVW.

TECH & LOGISTICS is an innovative, centralised communication tool built for festival promoters, production managers, artist liaisons, tour managers and artists.

Allowing festivals to manage the relationship with their artists and management teams pre, during and post event while keeping all essential tour info in one place, is your front row ticket to simplified festival management.

No more dropbox, no more spreadsheets, and no more confusion. Advancing has never been easier.


The F-List for Music is a not-for-profit organisation aimed at supporting UK female and gender expansive musicians in their careers.  Primarily we give them profile via our incredible website directory (now nearly 5.5K listings), our active social media channels or our digital music playlists.  The directory is used by promoters, labels, managers, commissioners, radio DJs, journalists, musicians and fans to discover and source incredible female talent. 

We partner with numerous industry organisations and run the Doing The Right Thing program working with and celebrating events and festivals which are gender-balanced.  We provide free online events in three core career areas: essential industry know-how, life coaching and music technology training.  We have also established an incredible program of training weekends with Miloco Studios, a Culture of Belonging, supported by Help Musicians UK which gets female musicians into a top professional studio with an all-female team. 

All of our work is underpinned by our deep understanding of the issues women face when creating a music career; we launched the Gender in Music Research Hub with a steering group of top feminist researchers exploring various aspects of women in music.  Thus through our research we are able to better inform the industry, and government, about the particular barriers women face, and how we can solve them together.


Hardwick & Morris is a vibrant firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Managers specialising in music and entertainment based in Central London. We work with artists, entrepreneurs and boutique companies as well as larger companies and organisations, all of whom we have a strong personal relationship with. We have built our business by providing a high quality, efficient and very personable service resulting in a reputation for hard work, integrity and professionalism. With a good dose of humour and fun thrown in.

In the same way that we are totally focused on delivering first class accountancy services, we work closely with partners who provide complimentary services to help your wider business and personal matters run smoothly. This enables us to work with a range of other industry specialists by bringing a financial and commercial perspective which best represents your interests in any agreement.