Kate Lowes is Head of Programmes and Development at Brighter Sound - a music charity that supports and champions young and early career musicians and industry professionals.

Kate has worked in music for over 15 years as a performer, in community focused-work, artist development, event production and more recently as a researcher. She has just finished writing up a PhD at the University of Manchester researching the gender gap in the British Music industry.

Kate’s research is practice-based and connected to her development of the Both Sides Now initiative which runs across the North of England to support early-career female artists and influence change with regards to gender equality in music. 

Kate is a fellow of the RSA.