Participating in live music can do incredible things for older people living in care, including those living with dementia. However, far too many people are being denied this opportunity. Launched in May 2015, this national initiative is exploring how music can feature regularly in care homes across the UK. Initiated by the Baring Foundation, it is a unique collaboration between 35 leading national organisations from the worlds of adult social care, music and healthcare research. It is being led by three major organisations in the field: Live Music Now, which provides national leadership for musicians working in the care sector; Sound Sense, the UK professional association for community music; and the Sidney De Haan Research Centre, providing cutting edge research on the medical and social impacts of music.