Partners

Working in
Partnership

Our network of partners enables us to provide knowledge, guidance and balance for all our customers from unsigned artists to major record labels alike. For over 30 years we have partnered with some of the most important bodies that represent, influence, educate and inform the music and media industries as well as supporting and donating to numerous charities.

Charities

We are constantly looking for ways to give back to the community and have partnered with, and donated to, many charities. This year we have chosen one national charity, ‘Attitude is Everything’ as well as local ones for each of our offices in London, Brighton, Sheffield and Bermondsey.

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Attitude is Everything

This is our main charity for this year and we will be working closely with founder Suzanne Bull with fundraisers and donations in aid of their brilliant work providing accessibility for those with disabilities in all corners of music culture and the industry.

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The Pilion Trust

The Pillion Trust is a charitable organisation based at the Ringcross Community Centre in Islington. The trust provides numerous services, activities and events including a food bank, youth shelter, advocacy, support groups and dance classes.

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Oasis Project

Oasis was founded in 1997 by a group of women with lived experience of drug and alcohol problems, who felt their needs were not met in mainstream treatment services. Ever since they have been providing providing support to women in Brighton and Hove with a drug or alcohol problems and provide childcare in a crèche alongside all services.

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Roundabout

Roundabout is South Yorkshire’s local youth housing charity providing shelter, support and life skills to young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We want to support them in their time of need, as every young person deserves the chance to have a bright future.

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The Manna Society

The Manna Day Centre was founded by Nannette French and opened to the homeless in 1982. Its staff and dedicated volunteers offer respect and loving care to the 80 to 100 people (mostly men) who visit the centre each day.

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Positive Pause

Positive Pause embrace midlife, menopause and beyond, helping women to be the best that they can be. Formed in 2016, by Ann and Jo, both menopausal, frustrated and overwhelmed by the range of information available online as they navigated the menopausal minefield.

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Moving the Needle

Founded by our CEO Karen Emanuel, Moving the Needle act as educators, communicators and mentors to women in the industry. We have valuable life and industry experience which we can offer to students and young professional women as part of an educational support network.

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Sustainability

At Key Production we are constantly reviewing our practices to reduce our impact on the environment and support organisations who share that aim.

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C Level

C Level was founded in 2000 and was involved right at the beginning of ‘carbon offsetting’ and wanted to build a business that would use the idea to power the world’s most holistic forest projects. Net Carbon Zero is now the global target. Along with other B Corps we target Net Zero 2030 as the date. Everything they do is geared towards this massive collective challenge.

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Climate EQ

Climate EQ was launched in January 2021 in order to help the music industry work towards a low carbon future. We believe music is the perfect vehicle to help change people's behaviour's and attitudes towards taking positive climate action. The mission is to mobilise and enable the music, entertainment, creative media and sports industries to move towards a low carbon future.

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Music Declares Emergency

Music Declares Emergency is a group of artists, music industry professionals and organisations that stand together to declare a climate and ecological emergency and call for an immediate governmental response to protect all life on Earth. We believe in the power of music to promote the cultural change needed to create a better future.

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Music Climate Pact

Music Climate Pact

Key Production Group is proud to be an official Supporter of the Music Climate Pact. This pact utilises the strength of the music industry to work together and really make a change towards a more sustainable industry.

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Evolution Music

Evolution Music is a collective of music industry and sustainability experts who want to see the music industry evolve to become sustainable, environmentally and socially responsible. They are introducing bioplastics and circular economy principles that will accelerate the evolution of the industry to become earth friendly and socially responsible.

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Industry Bodies

We have partnered with some of the most important bodies that represent, influence, educate and inform the communities we all work within.

PPL

Founded in 1934, PPL is the UK music industry’s collective management organisation (CMO) for over 110,000 performers and record companies. PPL licenses radio stations, TV broadcasters and certain digital media services to play recorded music in the UK as part of their programming.

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AIM

Key Production was the very first ‘Friend of AIM’ and has maintained a strong bond with the association ever since. AIM is the not-for-profit trade body exclusively representing the UK’s independent music sector, which makes up a quarter of the recorded music market.

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Music Managers Forum

Formed in 1992 the MMF is the world’s largest professional community of music managers and has worked hard to educate, inform and represent UK managers as well as offering a network through which they can share experiences, opportunities and information.

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Featured Artists Coalition

The Featured Artists Coalition is the UK trade body representing the specific rights and interests of music artists. They're a not-for-profit organisation, serving a diverse, global membership of creators at all stages of their careers.

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Independent Music Companies Association

IMPALA

IMPALA is a non-profit making pan-European organisation with a scientific and artistic purpose, dedicated to small, micro and medium sized music companies and self releasing artists.

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BPI

The BPI represents the UK’s recorded music industry which includes more than 500 independent music companies and the UK’s major record companies. They also organise the annual BRIT Awards and co-owns The Official Charts.

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Accreditation

We believe in looking after our customers, staff, suppliers and the environment. Gaining accreditation from third party organisations helps us to constantly strive to do better in these areas.

Certified B Corp

B CORP

Certified B Corporations, or B Corps, are companies which are verified to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. B Corps envision a global economy that uses business as a force for good. As B Corporations and leaders of this emerging economy, we believe: That we must be the change we seek in the world, that all business ought to be conducted as if people and place matter, that, through their products, practices and profits, businesses should aspire to do no harm and benefit all.

B CORP

Good Business Charter

Good Business Charter

The Good Business Charter is an accreditation which organisations of all sizes in the UK can apply for in recognition of responsible business practices.

It measures behaviour over 10 components: real living wage, fairer hours and contracts, employee well-being, employee representation, diversity and inclusion, environmental responsibility, paying fair tax, commitment to customers, ethical sourcing, and prompt payment. An organisation must meet all 10 commitments to receive GBC accreditation.

Good Business Charter

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Living Wage Employer

Over 12,000 organisations, including Key, voluntarily choose to pay the real Living Wage because we believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. This commitment applies not only to directly employed staff but also to our third party contracted staff.

Key Production have ensured that all our third party contracted staff, such as our cleaners, are paid the real Living Wage.

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