Enabling composers to create new music is a crucial part of what we do and our role in developing new music.

Share in the thrill of bringing new music into the world by joining us and others to invest in commissioning both established and emerging composers. 

With flexible payment options and unique benefits, we invite you to invest in the future of new music through our new soundbytes initiative.

"New music is vital, not just to musicians and audiences, but for the ongoing development of our extraordinary and uniquely blossoming UK culture. Let's try and make sure we maintain the world leading status we have for this rather than let it be another casualty of a previously ambitious and far-sighted country." 
Graham Fitkin, composer

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Please note:
soundbytes are not investments for the purpose of the Financial Services Act 1986 and accordingly nothing in this leaflet or on sound's website constitutes investment advice. soundbytes may not be resold or redeemed and are not a form of savings investment. No copyright in works commissioned under the soundbytes scheme will be acquired by the acquisition of soundbytes. The number of soundbytes available in each work represents a proportion of the overall commission cost, once grants and exisiting soundbytes support are taken into account.