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Wasserman reveals Music Mudder return date

Talent agency Wasserman Music and UK music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins have announced the return of cross-industry competition Music Mudder for 2023.

Taking place on Friday 15 September in the woodland of Dorking, Surrey, the music-inspired endurance event will see teams from across the industry take on Camelot Events’ ‘Nuts Challenge’ obstacle course to raise funds for Nordoff Robbins.

The 2022 edition of Music Mudder raised more than £55,000 for the charity, with Jelle Schotanus, competing on the UROK team, completing the 7km course in the fastest time of 52 minutes 18 seconds, while Atlantic Records took home the prize for the fastest team, with an average time of 1 hour, six minutes and seven seconds.

Teams of 10 cost £1,000, plus a minimum of £500 fundraising per team and can be booked by emailing [email protected] or via music-mudder.com.

“Sign up now and join us for some more mud, sweat and cheers, all for a hugely worthy cause”

“Music Mudder is a great opportunity for colleagues from across the music industry to hang out, beat the post-festival season blues, get muddy and raise money, with a little friendly competition thrown in for good measure,” says Wasserman agent Lucy Putman. “We raised over £55,000 for Nordoff Robbins last year, which is an incredible achievement, but we’re hoping to smash that total in 2023. Sign up now and join us for some more mud, sweat and cheers, all for a hugely worthy cause.”

Teams will tackle challenging obstacles including the Commando Assault, Tunnel Rats, A Bridge Too Far and a whole host of new obstacles for 2023. Alongside the main event, there will be live music, a selection of food vendors, refreshing drinks and raffle prizes, with a medal, showers, changing facilities, lockers and shuttle buses from Dorking station provided for all team members.

The UK’s largest music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins’ music therapists work with over 315 schools, hospitals, hospices and care homes, as well as providing sessions from the charity’s centres across the UK.

“We’re so excited to be putting on Music Mudder in partnership with our friends at Wasserman Music for the third time,” says Nordoff Robbins’ head of partnerships Sandy Trappitt. “It was fantastic to see so many familiar albeit muddy faces on the course in 2022 and this year we want to go even bigger and muddier, aiming to double the number of teams taking part. All funds raised will go directly towards providing music therapy across the UK, helping people to connect and communicate through the power of music.”

 


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Music Mudder raises over £55k for Nordoff Robbins

The 2022 edition of music-inspired charity endurance event Music Mudder raised more than £55,000 for Nordoff Robbins.

Organised by Wasserman Music in partnership with the music therapy charity, the event saw teams from across the music industry tackle obstacles at the Camelot Events ‘Nuts Challenge’ course in Dorking, Surrey on 2 September, including the Commando Assault, Tunnel Rats, A Bridge Too Far and Kamikaze.

Jelle Schotanus, competing on the UROK Management team, completed the 7km course in the fastest time, taking just 52 minutes 18 seconds, while record label Atlantic Records took home the prize for the fastest team, with an average time of one hour, six minutes and seven seconds.

The event attracted more than 300 participants with teams from companies including CAA, ASM Global, UTA, WME, Dice, Live Nation and The O2 (participants listed below).

“It was brilliant to see so many teams from across the music industry come together”

“It was brilliant to see so many teams from across the music industry come together to take on this year’s Music Mudder challenge,” says Wasserman Music agent Lucy Putman. “The atmosphere throughout the day was electric, and we’re so pleased to have raised over £55,000 for Nordoff Robbins. We’re already looking forward to bringing Music Mudder back in 2023, so sign up now to ensure you don’t miss out on this unique opportunity for some friendly competition with your industry peers – all in the name of music therapy.”

Upon finishing the course, teams celebrated backed by a DJ set and tried their luck in a prize draw to raise further funds for Nordoff Robbiins, with post-race sustenance provided by food and drink vendors on site.

“Music Mudder 2022 was amazing and great fun, with over 300 people taking on the course to help raise vital funds for Nordoff Robbins,” adds Nordoff Robbins head of partnerships Sandy Trappitt. “The money raised will go towards providing music therapy across the UK, helping people to connect and communicate through the power of music. We’d like to send a huge thank you to all the teams who took part, all those who donated, and to Wasserman Music for partnering with us on this muddy event.”

Nordoff Robbins’ music therapists work with over 315 schools, hospitals, hospices and care homes, as well as providing sessions from its centres across the UK.

Registrations are now open for next year’s Music Mudder, taking place on 22 September 2023 here.

So who took part? Those getting muddy for a good caused included: Jordan Hallpike, Lydia Rowswell, Matthew Fayers, Matt Smith, Nicholas Griggs-Drane, Thomas Larner (WME), Jim O’Regan, Mike Malak, Nick Matthews, Tom Schroeder, Chris Smyth, Geoff Meall, Oliver Scully, Ryan Cameron, Catherine McGuigan, Corrina Burrows, Natalie Large, Jordan Pepin, Rob Wiles, Taylah Smith, Flo Noseda (Wasserman), Dane McDonald, Jamie Shaughnessy, Hugh Parsons, Christie Grant, Matt Odell, Neil McSteen, Matt Bevan, Josie Jessop, Harry Iremiren, Emma Harding, Rhys France, Davon Quinn, Adam Sowe, Alfie Hallam, Sam Fidge, Talia Mehmet and Georgia Derrick (CAA).

Plus: Amy King, Sean Marshall, Tom Saunders, Steve Daun, Gary Simpson, Martin Mochan, Neil Jones, Natalie Dawson, Lauren Tones, Gareth Lloyd, Nicola Jackson, Ross Allerton (ASM Global), Lukas Stanschus, Denise Moore, Martin Kugelmass, Ana Cester, Brian Grew, Katy Hodson, Jana Recmanikova, Mitch Strong, Gurj Summan, Steven Woollett, Dannika Webber, Maddie Arnold, Lewis Maher, Michael Cox, Nethelli Ordish, Shannon Organ (Live Nation), Carlos Abreu, Myles Jessop, Kingsley Williams, Thomas Matthews, Yaron Ash, Iain Forbes, Emanuele Grisafi, Jamie Waldman, Anna Andresdotter-Nilsson, Zoe Vassilakis (UTA), Olivia Stokes, Marcus Hungerford, Corrie McLean, Tom Pitts, Izzy Wise, Alice Burks, Lewis Lees, Chris Pickering, Will Afriyie-Gibbons (Dice) and Toby Patrick Melbourne, Kevin Wilks, Christian D’Acuna, Anna Parry, Hayley Cook and Ryan Balch (The O2).

Other teams included 0207 Def Jam, WMG InterGlobal, Speed of Sound, Mucky Pups, Reign In Mud, VM02, Globe, Muddy Money Gang, The Hip Hunters, The Dream Team, Insanity, Islanders, Sony Music, Nordoff Robbins, Mercury, Columbia, Validus, Songkick, Demon Music Group, Prager Metis, Russells, Mud Sweat and Beers, Warner Records and The Meat Squad.

 


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Return of Music Mudder fundraiser confirmed

Talent agency Wasserman Music and UK music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins have announced the return of music-inspired endurance event Music Mudder.

Teams from across the music industry will take part in the “ultimate UK mud run” at Camelot Events’ obstacle course in Dorking on Friday 2 September, which follows off the back of the successful inaugural edition in 2019, which raised £64,000.

Teams of 10 cost £1,000, plus a minimum of £500 fundraising per team and can be booked by contacting Wasserman Music’s Lucy Putman at [email protected] Alongside the main event, there will be live music and a selection of food and drink.

“After the success of the inaugural event in 2019, we are so excited to be bringing back Music Mudder this year – bigger, better and muddier than ever before,” says Wasserman Music agent Lucy Putman. “Whether teams are competitive or joining just for fun, this is a great way to beat the post-festival season blues, whilst raising funds to help Nordoff Robbins keep offering their amazing music therapy and promote the value of music for all people in society.”

“We invite our friends from across the music world to team up with colleagues”

Nordoff Robbins’ music therapists work with work children and adults affected by life limiting illness such as dementia, learning disabilities including autism, physical disability and mental health issues at over 270 schools, hospitals, hospices and care homes, as well as providing sessions from its centres across the UK.

“Partnering with the fantastic team at Wasserman Music, we invite our friends from across the music world to team up with colleagues and join us for a packed day of entertainment, adventure and world-class obstacles, all to support Nordoff Robbins in our mission to provide music therapy, helping people to connect and communicate,” says head of partnerships, Nordoff Robbins, Sandy Trappitt,

 


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Registration open for Music Mudder 2020

Registration is now open for Music Mudder 2020, the second edition of the UK industry charity event, taking place on Friday 11 September, organisers announced today.

“We are incredibly excited to announce that Music Mudder is set to return on Friday 11 September 2020,” explains Paradigm booker and Music Mudder spokesperson Lucy Putman. “We have a brand new site in Surrey, where you can expect a more challenging course, with some exciting new obstacles, and a little less running – but with a lot more water and mud!”

A limited number of team spaces are available for Music Mudder 2020. Full details are available from the event website, www.music-mudder.com.

Taking place on the morning of 13 September, the inaugural Music Mudder consisted of a 10km (6.2mi) run and 20 military-style obstacles. Originally conceived as a team-building exercise by Paradigm agent Tom Schroeder, it soon grew into a wider event, with companies sending teams of ten to compete at Bromley Golf Centre in south London.

“With nine months to go, it’s the perfect excuse to get training, limber up, and begin fundraising”

Companies from across the British music industry, including live businesses AEG Presents, CAA, Columbo Group, Dice, Echo Location Talent, ITG, Kilimanjaro Live, Live Nation, Solo Agency, UTA and WME, took part in Music Mudder 2019.

“For the second year running, the event is in aid of the wonderful music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins, who focus on enriching the lives of people with life-limiting illnesses, disabilities and feelings of isolation with the power of music,” continues Putman.  “We raised a staggering £62,000 in 2019, and hope to smash that amount in 2020.

“With nine months to go, it’s the perfect excuse to get training, limber up and begin fundraising. It promises to be a brilliant day!”

 


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Music Mudder to return in 2020

After a successful debut this year, UK industry charity event Music Mudder is set to return in 2020.

Taking place on the morning of 13 September, the inaugural Music Mudder consisted of a 10km (6.2mi) run and 20 military-style obstacles. Originally conceived as a team-building exercise by Paradigm agent Tom Schroeder, it soon grew into a wider event, with companies sending teams of ten to compete at Bromley Golf Centre in south London.

“2020 will be far more challenging and a lot more muddy”

Paradigm booker Lucy Putman tells IQ: “After an incredible first year, Music Mudder is set to return on Friday 11 September 2020. We have a new course for next year, which is set to be far more challenging and a lot more muddy. We’ll be doing it all to raise money for the fantastic music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins.”

Companies from across the British music industry, including live businesses AEG Presents, CAA, Columbo Group, Dice, Echo Location Talent, ITG, Kilimanjaro Live, Live Nation, Solo Agency, UTA and WME, took part in Music Mudder 2019, raising more than £50,000 for music charity Nordoff Robbins.

UK industry gets dirty for Nordoff Robbins

For more information about Music Mudder, email Putman at [email protected].

 


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