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First Notes is an exciting new opportunity from Generator, made possible by the Youth Music: Fund B

Over the next 6 months, we will be working with 10 x 18-25 year old early career musicians looking to take their first steps into professionalising their original music.
Artists will be supported in producing and releasing their first industry standard release, and provided with specialised industry mentoring and masterclasses with industry professionals.

About the Programme

First Notes is an exciting new opportunity from Generator, for 18-25 year old early career musicians looking to take their first steps into professionalising their original music. 

‘First Notes’ artists  will be supported through the process of releasing a piece of original music, while developing their performance skills.  This will include recording, mixing, and mastering the track, working with professional producers from Glassworks, in partnership with Blast Studios.

Through this, participants will receive in depth mentoring support in developing their release campaign for the single, as well as guidance on distribution, rights management, performance skills and artist well being.

Artists on the First Notes Programme will be provided with:

  • Mentoring, workshops, and masterclasses with industry professionals
  • 1:1 time in industry standard studios to record a track, with support from professional producers.
  • PRS membership, with guidance on how to register original works
  • Support with a release campaign for a professionally recorded single
  • Performance showcase opportunity as part of  Generator’s annual festival for North East emerging talent
  • The opportunity to complete a Trinity College accredited Silver Arts Award

Applications for the ‘First Notes’ programme are currently closed. 

About Youth Music : Fund B

It works particularly with those who don’t get to make music because of who they are, where they live, or what they’re going through.

Every year, Youth Music funds more than 300 projects nationwide, supporting around 80,000 children and young people to make music, develop their skills, and progress on their chosen paths. The charity campaigns alongside young people to advocate for those who are missing out, to invest where it’s needed most, and to drive change in the music industries and education.

Youth Music is funded thanks to the National Lottery via Arts Council England, players of People’s Postcode Lottery, and support from donors, partners and fundraisers.

 

Youth Music: Fund B provides grants of between £30,001 and £300,000 for established organisations that support children and young people to make, learn and earn in music.

 

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