Music Heritage UK is a charity which exists to promote, protect and preserve the UK's popular music heritage.

We do this by:

  • Opening up access to popular musical heritage on and offline.
  • Ensuring that the future of popular musical heritage is secure - helping small music venues by acting as a focal point for campaigns and supporting them to find alternative business models.
  • Engaging with stakeholders in Government, the music industry, and other charities to ensure that the regulatory framework is beneficial for those supporting both our nation's past musical heritage and our future musical heritage.

We are a charity company limited by guarantee (Registered in England & Wales, Company No. 7825875). Our charity is a not-for-profit organisation recognised as charitable by HMRC for tax purposes.

Download our Articles of Association (PDF, last updated October 2013).
View our Annual Accounts 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 (PDF). 

Who we are:

Chief Executive
James Ketchell

Chris Basiurski (Chair)
Jamie Credland
Panikos Efthimiou
Andy Grazebrook.

Find out more about our Board

Podcast Producer & Presenter
Andy Grazebrook

Peter Cafferkey
Sheryl Davis
Lee Sargent

Find out more about our Ambassadors

Steve Heath

Who we've worked with:

What we do:


We exist to promote musical heritage on a local and national level, both on and off line. This includes:


We campaign to protect our nation's popular music heritage, and our future music heritage. We do this by:


We act so all can access our nation’s shared musical heritage, not just private collectors. We have launched:

Future plans

We're working on a range of exciting projects and need your support to help make them happen! Find out more about our plans to create the definitive online record of our popular music heritage, Music Map UK.