Beatie Wolfe

Beatie Wolfe off the Record

Named by WIRED Magazine as one of "22 people changing the world,” Beatie Wolfe is an artist in every sense - from a musical artist to innovator to writer

Wolfe’s work has been featured in the world’s leading museums (including a major solo exhibition at the V&A Museum), festivals, conferences and received nominations across the music, tech and art fields. Wolfe has written original stories for Calm, named Apple’s ‘App of the Year’ and was Quora’s top writer for 2018. Forbes calls Wolfe "an Artist with a capital A" for mixing her music with art, technology and science and taking it to entirely new dimensions. Wolfe is also the co-founder of a “profound” (The Times) research project looking at the power of music for people living with dementia

Definition of a true 21st Century Artist
— Forbes Magazine
Very inspiring - we love it!
— Freeman Dyson, Scientist
The last singer we were this excited about was Gaga!
— Hans Ulrich, Serpentine Curator

Power of Music & Dementia

The question No one was asking... is it Music or memory

The Story

The Power of Music & Dementia research tour ran for 4-months with the aim to objectively prove the power of music, in this case music unconnected to memory, for people living with dementia. Beatie performed her original music at a series of Priory Group care homes across the UK. Residents were monitored during the live performance and in the weeks following, listening to the same songs on headsets. This study ran for four months and is the first of its kind to test the impact of new music for those living with dementia. Highlight responses include “72% responding to the music in meaningful ways e.g. singing along, clapping, tapping” and significant improvements in memory and communication across the 4-month period. Some of the amazing reactions to the music were captured in this documentary video


The Reception

Beatie’s work has been called "profound" and “a first of its kind” by The Times, "a musical miracle" by The Independent, "ground-breaking" by BBC Radio 4, “inspired” by WIRED and "extraordinary" by Forbes. Beatie was invited to present at DLD Health in Munich, Social Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley, WIRED’s Conference in London, UCSD, Berklee Music College, SXSW's first European event, Apple HQ, NASA and the American Alzheimer's Association

Curating and Hosting

HOSTING Pandora’s SXSW Stage/Radio, curating LA Times’ FIRST CULTURE/tech Festival, V&A Solo Show…

Curation Highlights

LA Times: Beatie Wolfe curated the first ever LA Times multimedia festival (NewStory) featuring the best in music/tech/art including NASA, Magic Leap, Stanford, Nokia Bell Labs through to multi-platinum producers and songwriters

V&A Museum: Wolfe curated her own retrospective exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum as the first singer-songwriter since Bowie to be exhibited there

Hosting Highlights

Pandora’s Stage/Radio at SXSW for two days, Just Giving Awards in London, LA Times NewStory Festival

Keynotes, Talks and PanelS 

keynotes around the world from Apple HQ to SXSW

Highlight Keynotes Include…

NASA (US), SXSW (US), CeBIT (DEU), WIRED (UK), V&A Museum (UK), Chevening House (UK), Digital Shoreditch (UK), Royal Institution (UK), DLD (DEU), (US), London Design Festival (UK), Social Innovation Summit (US), Apple HQ Theatre (US), Berklee (US), UCLA (US), USC (US), UCSD (US), Propelify (US), London Tech Week (UK), Beats HQ (US), Pandora at SXSW (US), Airbnb HQ (US), Bell Labs (US), CA Tech (FR), Me Convention (DEU) 



Imprinting in the streaming age // A truly tailored album release // Power of music and Dementia // Seeing music differently // Ceremony, Tangibility, and Storytelling // The Definition of a 21st Century Artist (GQ) // Tangibility for the Tech Generation // Bridging the digital and tangible

Writing and Commissions 

From the Royal Court theatre to Calm

The Background

A writer as much as a songwriter, Wolfe grew up writing plays and sketches for the Lyric Theatre and Riverside Studios and was selected for a prestigious writing programme at the Royal Court. For several years, Wolfe worked as a features writer for a top London rare book magazine. Wolfe studied English at Goldsmiths and was awarded the top mark in the year for her paper on Leonard Cohen, which was read by the man himself. Wanting her albums to be read as well as heard, Wolfe released a lyric book for each record, with her first being launched at the oldest rare booksellers in the world. Most recently, Wolfe has written several original stories for Calm (Apple’s App of the Year) which have amassed multimillion plays and is one of Quora’s top writers. Wolfe was shortlisted for a Channel 4 commission. 

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Awards, Nominations and Highlights

check out Beatie's blog for the full picture

Nomination // Wired Magazine

Wired UK chose Beatie Wolfe as one of twenty-two changing the world in 2017 alongside Julie Hanna (Obama's Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship) & Manal Al-Sharif

Broadcast Host // Pandora at SXSW

Beatie Co-hosted Pandora at SXSW'17 Stage & Livestream with the incomparable Phonte over two days with one broadcast running for 12 hours

Future of Music // V&A Museum

The V&A asked Wolfe to represent the 'Future of Music' to celebrate their 'Records & Rebels' exhibit from the curators of 'David Bowie Is...'

Nomination // The Dots

The-Dots named Beatie Wolfe a 'Creative Leaders for 2017' alongside the Southbank Centre's Artistic Director, Design Museum's CEO and British Film Institute's CEO

Award // Best of Britain Innovation

Beatie Wolfe was selected to represent the best of British creativity and innovation at the IFB2016 held in Liverpool and had an audience with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Best Digital Artist // Nominee

MusicAlly and Google Play Music nominated Beatie Wolfe for the 'Best Digital Artist' 2016 award alongside the 1975 and Alan Walker (music producer). Wolfe was the only independent artist nominated across the awards

Story Commission //

The #1 App for Meditation and Sleep commissioned Beatie Wolfe to write and narrate a story and soundtracks for their "Sleep Stories" series.  Fellow narrators include Stephen Fry

New Artist of the Month // London Live TV

London Live TV named Beatie Wolfe their New 'Artist of the month' Nov/Dec 2016

Patron // New Theatre Royal

New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth chose Beatie Wolfe as its youngest Patron joining Twiggy, Timothy West, Sheila Hancock and Prunella Scales. Wolfe performed the first live music concert in their Minghella Studio

Ambassador // London Tech Week

Beatie Wolfe was invited to become a 2016 Ambassador for London Technology. Wolfe was the only artist ambassador, joining UK CEO's of Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Martha Lane Fox and Eileen Burbidge

Kids Wish for the World // Charity Single

A re-recording of Beatie Wolfe's song "Wish" with over 50,000 children contributed to this new version (learn more). It features 10 finalists (aged 8-14) singing their own wish for the world on a single thats all proceeds go to NSPCC and War Child

E.A.T. Collaborator // Bell Labs

Beatie Wolfe was chosen by Bell Labs to reboot Experiments in Art and Technology programme, which began with 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering in October, 1966 and featured Andy Warhol, John Cage and Robert Rauschenberg as past collaborators