Remember A Charity 2021: The Mike Beament Award

This Remember A Charity Week (6 – 12 September 2021), AYM is shining light on our Named Awards, which support hundreds of young musicians across the UK every year. 

Today, we’re spotlighting The Mike Beament Award for Music Technology, which was created in memory of Mike Beament, a fun person with an eclectic musical taste and a love of anything new and out of the ordinary.  

Mike’s contemporary musical heroes were creative, experimental, and rather anarchic. Mike also happened to be a great opera fan, so it’s perhaps no surprise that Malcolm McClaren’s 1984 album ‘Fans’ (which fuses opera with 1980s R&B) was a particular favourite! 

Lynda Beament, who created The Mike Beament Award for Music Techonology in her late husband’s honour, says about Mike and the impact of his Award: 

“Mike was a great mentor and friend to people from all walks of life and I know that he would love the idea of being able to help talented young musicians to explore all that music making has to offer. He was excited by musicians who pushed boundaries and were really committed to achieving their own version of perfection. I hope that musicians who receive Mike’s Award will understand and share this passion and really take advantage of all that AYM has to offer.”  

You can find out how this award has impacted one of our young award winners by visiting Chloe’s story here

You can be remembered, or remember a loved one, by creating a Named Award to support young musicians on our Awards programme.  

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