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Take Note Academy with Youth Music - watch the online interview series

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Take Note in collaboration with Youth Music and LWE brings you a new week long series of daily interviews. Live everyday from Monday 6 July at 5pm for exclusive interviews with Emerald Rose, Keep Hush, Gerald Sagoe, Reprezent Radio and UKF.

Hosted by Emerald Rose, Carly Wilford and Martha.

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Day 1: Reprezent Radio

Kicking off the week Emerald Rose talks to Ailbhe Máiréad (Presenter / Training Manager) and Kyle Craig (Broadcast Producer / Social Media Manager) about all the incredible things they do for their young radio community including how the training programmes work, how to get involved and how to record a radio show from home.

Broadcasting since 2011, and now from three shipping containers in Brixton, Reprezent Radio prides itself on its forward thinking underground music. Their DJ's and presenters all work in the music industry; produce their own music, run their own labels and club nights - meaning their sound is always on the cutting edge of music - across every single genre imaginable.

As well as partnering with brands and media platforms to generate interesting content, Reprezent Radio continue their media training programme alongside the broadcast. These training courses and project work has meant that Reprezent continues to educate and grow in London and beyond. Tune into Reprezent at 107.3FM.

Day 2: Gerald Sagoe

Gerald Sagoe (Video & Creative Director / Content Creator / Founder, So Fraiche) talks to Carly Wilford about his career so far, getting into the visual and digital arts field, making music on a budget, content creation, and managing the working dynamic between clients and Artists.

Gerald’s work brings together creative visualization, digital content, and brand development. Directing films, adverts, social media and marketing campaigns he consults with global brands on content creation and writes, directs, shoots and edits his own work. Working alongside the likes of SBTV, Chelsea Football Club, Nike and TikTok, Gerald is not only a Creative Director but an Artist and all-round problem solver.

Day 3: Keep Hush

DJ Martha interviews Fred and Freddy (founders of the community driven music platform, Keep Hush) about their organic journey so far, applying for Arts Council funding and how the music industry needs to take a fresh look at its structures, and find creative ways to support Artists properly moving forwards.

Keep Hush are on pause for the moment, but will be announcing their new plans in the next few weeks and back online soon afterwards. Become a member: 

Day 4: UKF

Carly Wilford talks to the founder of UKF, one of the world's leading electronic music brands, the home of bass music. At age 16, Luke launched UKF. Beginning very much as a passion project sharing the music he loved with the world, ten years later, that platform is one of the most respected in the bass music world supporting so many of the genres grassroots and global names.

Working with the likes of Flava D, Dimension and Skrillex to Sub Focus, Flux Pavillion and Mollie Collins. With millions of subscribers across his ever-growing YouTube channels, he runs record labels, and sells out events and festivals across the world.

Day 5: Emerald

DJ Martha talks to DJ, Presenter and Radio Broadcaster Emerald about her early days as a roller skate dancer, landing her first show on Rinse, creating a demo radio show and how Artists and fans can support their much-loved venues and promoters through this time.