UPSURGE - Artist Development Programme

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What does it involve?

 

Musicians/artist can benefit from up to three years’ support and development depending on career level, which will include mentoring, studio time, training, performance opportunities, and music promotion.

 

They will gain:

  • experience and skills in a professional music environment, creating and developing their own original music
  • access to multiple recording and rehearsal studios
  • knowledge of the business side of the industry, including help to protect their musical rights
  • support and development, signposting and contacts to further their musical career path
  • mentoring from music industry professionals
  • networking & collaboration opportunities with different musicians, artists, engineers, producers from diverse backgrounds across the county

Who can take part?

We are looking for artists who are any of the following: singer, rapper, beatboxer, musician (of any instrument), producer, engineer, poet and spoken word artist.

What are the criteria?

Artists must come from a Music Works pre-existing programme(s) or have used our community studio facilities at some point (Studio340 Cheltenham, SoundSpace Cinderford, or Studio 2 Guildhall Gloucester)

  • Be based in Gloucestershire
  • Be unsigned to a record label (agent and management is fine)
  • Be aged between 18 – 25

Other musicians or artists not selected on the programme can also benefit indirectly by working and collaborating with selected participants (i.e taking part in recording sessions, rehearsals, workshops, or performances curated by the selected musicians).

ANYTA FRANCIS

GENUINE PANAMA

KSP

LUZZEY

THEMBE MVULA

THE PINK HOUSE

MISTRY

ALUMNI:

BAAST

EYEZ & SLEEPA

GRIZ-O

JPDL

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