Routes Into Live Music

Sat 19 February 2022
Time 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Price Free

Thanks to funding from Wiltshire Music Connect and support from the Arts Council, Trowbridge Town Hall are thrilled to announce a very exciting opportunity for young people interested in a career in the music industry. If you can’t play a note but still love music and want an in-depth understanding of opportunities and career paths within the profession, Routes Into Live Music is not to be missed!

Trowbridge Town Hall will host ‘Routes Into Live Music’, 6 weekly interactive workshops run by successful professionals within the music business. Including sessions by record label owners, festival bosses, DIY musicians, promoters, studio engineers, band managers, TV/film music supervisors and top tips on mixing and mastering records from home.

Guest speakers will include:
Matt Biffa – (renowned music supervisor on Harry Potter films, I May Destroy You and many more)
Tom Bazeley – (Town Hall studio artist and part of the Purple Noise team)
Jack Clothier – (Alcopop Records, record label management, record production)
Phil Cooper – (local songwriter specialising in social media analytics and marketing)
Fiona Riches – (studio engineer and live events engineer at Thekla, Bristol)
Joe Heap – (festival organizer of Towersey and Sidmouth Folk Festivals)
Helen Lister – (how to run your own independent record shop/venue, Rough Trade)
Kieran Moore – (Sheer Music, all aspects of sound/lights/running and promoting your own gigs)
Marc Burrows – (Seasoned music journalist and Guardian/Observer music critic)

Over the 6 week programme, participants will develop an understanding of what is needed to become an active professional within the music and audio industries. This will help provide the knowledge and confidence to work in the business, whilst encouraging each individual to develop a progressive approach to the music industry, collaborate with like-minded young people and explore all career paths available to them.

Sessions will be held on Saturdays 12pm-2pm at Trowbridge Town Hall. Each session will be recorded and edited into a 15min podcast, which will enable those not able to join the course to benefit from the project.

Spaces are limited in terms of numbers, but places are COMPLETELY FREE, so if you are between the ages of 16-18, sign up and get involved!

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