A free online video education series has been made available to musicians interested in the world of music/tech start-ups.

THE BPI has teamed up with Music Ally to launch The Music & Tech Springboard Programme – a new initiative designed to bring the music community and tech start-ups closer together.

The eight-episode video series is available on YouTube and, along with free BPI membership and a six-month free subscription to Music Ally, the programme aims to demystify the music industry.

Targeting a wide audience, the programme should be of interest to anyone passionate about innovating in music – from existing start-ups and people within larger tech companies, to individuals who believe they have a great idea but aren’t quite sure where to start.

Among the experts offering their experience and advice are high-level executives drawn from record labels and distributors such as Universal, Sony, Warner Music and PIAS, organisations including PPL and PRS, plus ‘incubators’, law firms, advisors, and successful tech start-ups.

Springboard membership offers start-ups access to all of the BPI’s resources for free until the end 2020, with a discounted rate offered from 2021. In order to qualify, companies must operate in music and tech and meet either an age (not older than five years) or size (no larger than 20 employees) criterion.

Both UK and overseas applications are welcome. For more details, click here or email [email protected].

Additionally, Music Ally is offering a six-month free subscription to its industry-leading business information service, including a daily news bulletin and regular in-depth reports.