Society for the Promotion of New Music

Music doesn’t talk back or give an opinion in words, so it can be harder for people to engage with. spnm supports the Battle of Ideas because strong ideas and strong debate make for a more stimulating and exciting music scene. The organisation has been working to create dialogues between creators and audiences of contemporary music for over 60 years.

- Abigail Pogson, Executive Director, spnm


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"The 2006 Battle of Ideas did what it said on the tin: prejudices were punctured, common wisdom was questioned and original thinking honoured. The saying was coined in Texas, but I suggest that the Battle of Ideas adopts it as the conference motto: ‘sacred cows make the best burgers."
George Brock, Saturday Editor, The Times