A resource for a fairer music industry








Online Event
We are very excited to be collaborating with Group Therapy to curate a month of free online talks, workshops and Q&As to help people get started in the music industry, with a focus on mental well-being.⁣⁣ The online events will run throughout March and topics include How to Start an Independent Record Label with Slow Dance, Untitled and Speedy Wunderground, A Beginners Guide to Music Sync with Woodwork Music, CV & Cover Letter tips with Route & BIMM, Mental Health & The Music Industry Panel, Creativity in Production with Dan Carey & Josh Baxter, and many more.






Route Free CV Service

Tips

In light of the ongoing lockdown we realise that the future feels more and more uncertain, especially for those currently studying or looking for work.

The best course of action you can take right now is to prepare yourself for when things are looking up and more opportunities arise. This is why we are offering a free CV service throughout Jan and Feb to 16-25yr olds who are currently unemployed or in full time education.
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Ruth Wyatt
(Warner Music)

Sync / Licensing

We spoke to Ruth to find more about her role as Creative Sync Manager at a major label, the skills needed to be successful and the avenues to go down when looking for an entry level job in this area.
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Attitude Is Everything

Accessibility

We spoke to Attitude Is Everything’s Head Of Volunteering and Skills Development, Paul Hawkins, about the steps companies can take improve Deaf and disabled access to live music on stage, in audiences and behind the scenes.
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Industry Jargon Explained Part 3

Tips

In part three we talk gig promotion, sync, digital operations and more.
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Features




Women Who Built A Career In  The Music Industry Without Going To University

Music Careers

University isn’t for everyone but it’s often hard to know what other options are out there. ⁣ We spoke to six women who built careers in music without a degree to hear how it worked for them.  
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Talking Mental Health In The Music Industry With Brace Yourself’s Kieran Allan

Mental Health

We sat down with Kieran to talk about the importance of recognising mental problems early on. Here he opens up about his own struggles, offers advice on getting help, and how having a boss that recognises the need for down time can make all the difference in this fast-paced industry.
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Letitia Douglas
(Reform Radio)

Radio

Letitia Douglas, Studio Assistant at Manchester's Reform Radio  speaks about the support and training the station has given her, and gives advice to others her age wanting to get a foot in the door of the music industry outside of London
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Kate Hutchinson
(The Last Bohemians / Worldwide FM)

Journalism & Broadcasting

“Be brave in sending editors your ideas but don’t be disheartened if they get rejected.”
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Annette Lee
(4AD)

PR

As Head Of Press at 4AD, Annette Lee has worked on campaigns that have seen the likes of Future Islands and The National grow from niche acts to arena stalwarts. We had a chat to hear how she came to work in music PR, how a press campaign is structured, and what employers look for in this line of work.
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Andy Rossiter
(Love Thy Neighbour)

Live Music Promotion

The Brighton based promoter shares tips on how to get your events off the ground, and offers an optimistic outlook on the music industry’s resilience.
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shesaid.so

Gender Equality

shesaid.so is one of the pivotal organisations seeking to redress the gender imbalance within the music industry through community efforts and female oriented support networks.
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Arts Council England

Funding

Between 2018 and 2022 Arts Council England have pledged £1.45billion into the arts sector.

Music Relationship Manager Adem Holness talks us through the grants available to the music industry, and explains how the organisation is acting to diversify the distribution of its funding.⁣
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Create London

Art & Creative Practice

As part of our look into support for the creative industries, we talk to Create London founder, Hadrian Garrard about the elitism that rules the arts sector and the challenge of connecting artists with their communities.
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Creative Scotland

Funding & Creative Access

We spoke to Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative Manager Morag Macdonald to learn more about the programme and the correlation between music making and future employment and what they look for in funding applications.
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Our round up of the latest entry to mid level music jobs and opportunities.

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