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The Youth Music NextGen community is for young creatives who want to build and work in the music industries of the future, making them more accessible, more diverse and more creative.

We offer paid opportunities, funding, industry connections and more for those who face barriers to earning in music.

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NextGen Fund

The Youth Music NextGen Fund offers young creatives grants of up to £2,500 to make their ideas happen.

We’ve launched the NextGen Fund to help emerging musicians and behind the scenes creatives take a step forward in participating and changing the music industries. 

Built for creatives with a stack of ideas but a lack of finance, the fund is open to 18–25-year-olds (and under-30s who identify as Disabled). Successful applicants will use the money to launch a creative project, idea or business.

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Join our NextGen community!

Start finding your way into the music industry with Youth Music's NextGen Community. By signing up you'll be the first to get information about our funding for young creatives, freelance work, as well as job and training opportunities. 

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Opportunities board

Looking for the latest opportunities to develop your career in the music industries?

Check out our Opportunities Board for performance opportunities, competitions, work experience, training, networking and paid internships.

Want to work for us? Find available roles here.