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Help us to promote creativity in new British music

As a charity NMC is non-profit-making; all our artistic decisions are based on quality and maintaining balance in our catalogue. We do not put one composer above another or make recording choices based on commercial potential, and all our earnings are invested back into our artistic output. NMC is in the unique position of being the label that can ensure international exposure and an audience for those talented composers who are commercially unproven. This means Britain’s greatest new classical works are not overlooked.

Our ability to record and promote the best of today's British classical music with such integrity is reliant upon securing the support of individuals and funders who are as passionate about new music as we are.  Your support directly helps NMC to 'keep alive' today's new music through recording and:

* produce the highest quality releases
* work with the leading performers and conductors of contemporary repertoire
* support audience development for new music
* promote British creativity internationally
* provide a platform for established and emerging composers
* support the recording and contemporary repertoire needs of the wider arts sector
* safeguard an archive of today's innovation in music for future generations
* exploit technology to ensure the widest exposure for our composers
* support the artistic and career development of composers

Thank you for your support


Colin Matthews (Executive Producer) on NMC’s Vision

Colin MatthewsImogen Holst was a visionary.  When together we established the Holst Foundation, not long before her death in 1984, she was clear that she did not want its future role to be to subsidise her father’s music in the way that most other composer trusts function.  Instead she hoped that it would be able to support the work of living composers; and this is what the Foundation has done for nearly 30 years.  We had talked at length about the possibility of funding recordings, and although it took a while to get NMC off the ground, I have always felt that the label was founded with her blessing, and that she would have approved whole-heartedly of what we have achieved since 1989.

The Holst Foundation’s substantial support will come to an end in a few years’ time (Holst’s copyrights expired in 2004 meaning the Foundation’s income ceased and funds are being run down) and NMC will depend more than ever on individual supporters, for whose generosity we are already hugely grateful.  Every gift helps us to keep up our reputation for innovation and independence, for quality and originality, and maintains our indispensable contribution to the world of new music.  NMC seeks to challenge, and we make no secret of the fact that some parts of the catalogue make more demands on our listeners than others.  The rewards for those with open ears are all the greater.  How could this be anything but inspiring?



Photo: Fiona Garden


Stuart MacRae

Jonathan Harvey


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