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Tipping Point

Brooke Bentham performing at the cluny the tipping point live music festival in 2019

Powered by Generator, Tipping Point is one of the UK's leading talent development programmes for musicians.

Working directly with artists to give them the skills they need for a successful career in music, our Tipping Point projects range from free artist advice sessions to guiding you through the process of releasing your first tracks, and most notably, our annual emerging music festival.

Whether you're at the very beginning of your music career or you have already established yourself as an artist or music practitioner, you're in the right place.

It’s always great to be involved with projects like Tipping Point that champion and support emerging artists, and that keep the focus on the stages of renowned local music venues.

Kelly Wood, Live Performance Official
Musicians' Union

Explore our Tipping Point projects

Annually, our Tipping Point programmes support over 750 music creators.

With our Tipping Point programme, we aim to be at the core of the North East music sector and be the beacon for popular music in all genre forms.

If you’re a school leaver exploring the possibility of a career in music, or an emerging musician looking for advice on securing a record deal, we are here for you. Our Tipping Point programmes, including Create: Live, Create: Develop and Release Yourself, have all been designed with you in mind, so you can get the most value and benefit as possible from your time with us. Explore our projects to the right.

  • students taking part in a production skills residency
  • Brooke Bentham performing at the cluny at the Tipping Point Live 2019 music festival
  • musicians performing on stage at cobalt
  • everything everything band taking part in a live interview at a tipping point event in 2019
  • Brooke Bentham performing at the cluny at the Tipping Point Live 2019 music festival
  • a panel discussion of musicians at the tipping point live conference in 2019
  • a panel discussion with Nadine Shah and Paul Smith taking place at the cookhouse
  • the band polo performing on stage at tipping point live 2019
  • Drew Lam from Spotify delivering a talk at the Tipping Point 2019 conference
  • Bill Ryder-Jones performing on stage at the cluny at tipping point live 2019

Generator's Songwriting Residency was really important in my development. It really confirmed that I want to make music my career, and I spent a week in an environment with such a diverse range of talent and personalities, who I would have never met otherwise.

Songwriting Residency, 2020
Eddie Scott, Musician

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