Advocacy organisations

One Day One Choir

London, United Kingdom


Since we began in 2014 – as a response to growing unrest and conflict in the world – more than a million people, from all walks of life and a huge array of different singing groups, have joined in and sung with us in more than 50 countries. We’ve also gathered and are being helped by some wonderful supporters and collaborators.

Vladimir Jurowski / SingUp / Roxanna Panufnik / Action for Happiness / Together Productions / Sir Mark Elder CBE / Peace One Day / Eugene Skeef FRSA / Baroness Helena Kennedy QC / Music in Offices / Jeremy Haneman / Care Schools Pakistan / Peace Mala / Professor Andre de Quadros / The RSA / Sandi Toksvig / Paul Haines Peacewalk / The Choir BBC Radio 3 / Professor Nigel Osborne MBE / WE

Since we started in 2014, more than a million people around the world have connected with us to sing for peace and unity. Check the website for a list of performers.

Singing together has long been a powerful and positive part of bringing and holding communities together and uniting them in a social and healing way.

One Day One Choir was created by Jane Hanson FRSA, a choral aficionado, project leader, writer and educator, who is passionate about peace and singing and has researched, documented and broadcast the positive and powerful impact of singing together for many years.

Singing together for peace

Singing is probably the most universally accessible and inclusive activity we can do as anyone and everyone can join in at some level. It’s also good for us in so many ways – science has shown that when we sing (or chant) together our body produces feel good and social bonding hormones AND our hearts start to beat at the same tempo.

Singing has the power to make us feel calmer, happier and uplifted as well as having a direct and measurable impact on our mental and physical wellbeing. It’s even been shown scientifically to bond us with one another more quickly than any other group activity…

This is why we chose the harmonious and uniting power of singing together as a step forward to peace and unity through One Day One Choir – and because it’s fun and fab!

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+44 (0)20 7739 4680

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA, UK

CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) was founded in 1993 to enable musicians of all abilities to participate actively in contemporary music.

It has a national network of instrumental and vocal ensembles, an expanding international programme and a unique music collection of hundreds of new works.

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PIPA’s vision is of a world in which carers and parents are able to flourish in the Performing Arts at every stage in their career.

PIPA enables and empowers parents, carers and employers to achieve sustainable change in attitudes and practices in order to attract, support and retain a more diverse and flexible workforce.

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OHMI Trust

29 Woodbourne Road, Birmingham B17 8BY, UK

West Midlands

The OHMI Trust is a UK-based charity pioneering the development and adaptation of musical instruments for those who are physically disabled. 

The OHMI Trust’s objectives are to remove the barriers to music-making faced by physically disabled people, and to enable undifferentiated participation in musical life, whether at school, in the home or in a professional ensemble.

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Music Australia

+61 2 9519 9778

104 Erskineville Road, Erskineville NSW 2043, Australia

Music Australia is a not-for-profit national umbrella body and champion for all music.

We work independently and with members and partners to stimulate and promote the value of music, school music education, sector professional development and public engagement. We provide advocacy and information services to strengthen music in Australia, and run projects including Australia’s largest school music program, Music: Count Us In.

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West Australian Music: WAM

+61 (08) 9227 7962

Level 1, 58 James Street, Northbridge, WA 6003

Passionately committed to championing Western Australia’s thriving music industry since 1987, WAM (West Australian Music) is the peak music body responsible for supporting, nurturing and growing all forms of contemporary music in WA.

We believe in the industry and the individuals who make the music, listen to it and bring it to life. We’re for the amateurs, the professionals and everyone in between. We’re not selective of genres, nor are we elitist, bureaucratic or remote. Instead, through fusing meaningful connections, providing suitable opportunities and embracing all who wish to play, listen and partake, we’re creating a thriving music industry that’s a testament to the talent and passion within it.

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Women in Music

322 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019, United States

What We Offer

  • Educational seminars, panels, and workshops with top-notch professionals
  • Up close and personal evenings with acclaimed performers, producers, and other industry professionals
  • Roundtable discussions held to discuss current topics relevant to the industry
  • Master Classes, Seminars, and Workshops
  • Special Mixers and Speed Networking Events
  • Access to our exclusive WIM Google Group where you can communicate directly to the WIM Members to 
    • Find useful resources and information from mentors and peers
    • Post about upcoming shows
    • Get information and reviews about services important to your work/businesses
    • Find job and housing opportunities
    • Ask fellow members questions about anything industry-related
  • Discounts on a variety of products and services we think will benefit the lifestyles, creativity, businesses, and careers of WIM Members.

Founded in 1985, Women in Music is now in its third decade of service to the entertainment industry.

Our members are inspired by the resources and opportunities WIM offers. We, in turn, are inspired by their wonderful achievements and contributions across all areas of the music industry.

WIM Mission Statement

Women In Music is an organisation with a mission to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts through education, support, empowerment and recognition. Our seminars, panels, showcases, achievement awards and youth initiatives celebrate the female contribution to the music world and strengthen community ties.

Who We Are

  • WIM is comprised of both women and men at all stages in their careers — from students to seasoned industry veterans — and in all areas of expertise.
  • We are record label executives, artist managers, songwriters, musicians, attorneys, recording engineers, agents, publicists, studio owners, music publishers, online and traditional marketers and more.
  • We represent all genres of music and all areas of the industry.

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UK Music

+44 (0)20 3713 8444

4th Floor 49 Whitehall London SW1A 2BX


UK Music is an industry-funded body established in October 2008 to represent the collective interests of the recorded, published and live arms of the British music industry.

Through collective representation, UK Music promotes the interests of record labels and music publishers (major and independent), songwriters, composers, lyricists, musicians, managers, producers, promoters, venues and collection societies.

Through member engagement, we ensure a collective voice across the sector is identified.

Through lobbying, we ensure that voice of the British music industry is heard:

  • UK Music exists to guide policymakers towards decision-making in the best interests of our sector and the best collective interests of our membership, now and for the future
  • UK Music represents and promotes the interests of every part of the British music industry
  • UK Music publishes research on the economic value of the music industry (Measuring Music) and the value of music tourism, domestic and overseas (Wish You Were Here), to the UK economy
  • UK Music works to ensure that the copyright which underpins music is recognised and valued at all levels of government, throughout the wider economy and by consumers
  • UK Music runs the Secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Music
  • UK Music set up a Skills Academy and administers a music apprenticeship scheme
  • UK Music represents its members through lobbying, education and research work

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