Oscar is a 17-year-old pianist and percussionist from West Berkshire. He discusses the hurdles he has faced from a young age accessing music and how he overcame them to become a member of the highly regarded National Open Youth Orchestra.
Music business graduate Charlotte talks to friends about graduating during the pandemic in 2020, and what it's like to look for a job in the music industry right now.
15 year old Aiysha shares the creative work she's been doing with Kids On The Green (KOTG), an arts therapy fusion project based in West London, during the pandemic.
Laura shares her personal experiences pursuing a career in the music industry, and how her disabilities have had an impact.
“I have managed to do exactly what I wanted to do and I’m not a full able-bodied person firing on all cylinders. If that message could get out to anyone who needs it, that would be great."
Next Gen Lily Fontaine spoke to Beata, mother to four-year-old Alex, about how making a song together has changed their relationship for the better.
Based 20 miles outside London in Slough, the Youth Music funded Beat Routes project provides a space for the nurturing of artistically inclined youth. Next Gen Lily Fontaine spoke with two of their students-turned-apprentices about how working with and for the organisation has impacted their lives for the better.
Whilst we were thrilled with the positive reaction to our first round of the Incubator Fund, but the high number of applications we received made the decision-making a difficult job! Find out more about the common themes that emerged.
Gloucester-based artist CubsNoCap discusses The Music Works’ UPSURGE programme, dropping his track Phoney, and the Gloucester music scene.
Next Gen Lily Fontaine spoke to Shannon, long-time volunteer turned music leader about her experience with Action on Disability.
Next Gen Lily Fontaine spoke to upcoming, 23-year-old, electronic music producer Jessie Pigott, a.k.a. Eskimoh, about the support she’s received through Music:Leeds’s emerging-artist support programme, Launchpad in West Yorkshire.
"Don’t be afraid to just do it. It’s better to fail than not try. I’ll always learn and get better."
"Assistants, temps and interns should be recognised for their hard work: they deserve bonuses and perks just as much as anyone else."
Youth Music and Music Ally have joined forces to bring you the Music Ally Creative Entrepreneurship Programme - a certified remote learning programme for DIY artists and aspiring industry professionals to develop their understanding of the music business.
Pembe was one of the first young people to join the Five O Band, a ground-breaking project run by The Crib in London which saw police officers and ‘at-risk’ young people form a band together.
Kallum, 24, is a rapper from Cambridge who’s been taking part in music-making projects run by local youth charity Romsey Mill since he was 14.