If this ‘Most Musical City‘ vote thing takes off, I can’t see Birmingham beating Liverpool or Manchester or Sheffield, or even London (despite there being very few London bands over the years, as opposed to bands based in London) – please let us beat Colchester tho’. Colchester, is that even a city (clue: it’s not)?
It’s a publicity thing, as all these shitty polls are, but it’s promoting something that may be of use £2,000 interest free loans – to buy musical instruments with:
Take it away is an Arts Council initiative designed to help more people get involved in learning and playing music. The scheme allows individuals to apply for a loan of up to £2,000 for the purchase of any kind of musical instrument, and pay it back in nine monthly instalments, completely interest free.