Activist for local music scene inspires Nottingham business leaders

Mark Del, founder of Nusic, was guest speaker at our May lunch, where he spoke to senior business representatives from the region about the bubbling local music scene, why it is so important to the local economy and how businesses can get involved in it.

Nusic exists to help Nottinghamshire musicians become successful by supporting, advising and promoting them as well as lobbying for local organisations to do the same.

It was following stints at London-based radio station, XFM, that Mark resolved to create an outlet through which Nottinghamshire musicians could be seen and heard. This was realised with the creation of the Trent FM New Music Podcast in 2008. When Trent FM became Capital, Notts Unsigned was dropped, but it was soon reborn as Nusic following a media partnership with Left Lion as well as support from DHP, Confetti and One Nottingham. One of Nusic’s most notable success stories to date is the now internationally-recognised musician, Jake Bugg.

Nic Elliott, newly-elected president of NCBC, said: “We were privileged to hear from Mark Del at our May lunch. Nottingham is a hive of up and coming musicians, a phenomenon which is having a really positive effect on the local economy and something that our members and guests were keen to learn more about.”