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The Production Skills Residency, taking place on Monday 25th November-Thursday 28th November, is a fully funded music production course aimed at intermediate songwriters and musicians (aged 18-25) looking to improve their knowledge and skills of recording, producing and mixing music.


Held at the prolific Blast Studios in Newcastle’s Ouseburn Valley, ten participants will spend four days in the studio getting their hands dirty in creative processes and workflows of a professional studios, looking at mic-ing techniques and hardware and understanding the key roles of (and differences between) a Producer, an Engineer & a Mixer.

Guest professionals include:

Paul Gregory –
(Producer – Bella Union, Editors, Mastersystem)

Mark Broughton –
(Engineer – James Bay, Take That, The Unthanks)

Sarah Howells –
(Artist – BRYDE)

Liam Gaughan –
(Mix Engineer – Joy Atlas, Gilded Thieves, Ditte Elly)

Apply for a place now – course places are limited so we may not be able to offer one to all applicants


This residency is part of the Supply Chain North East programme and aims to give you an in-depth insight into the creative processes and workflows of a professional studios in order to develop your music production skills and equip you with the knowledge needed to excel in the current music industry landscape.

Supply Chain North East will see four key partners joining forces to work with over 800 businesses between 2018-2021 supporting businesses to identify opportunities in new and existing markets. An integral part of the North East Growth Hub, Supply Chain North East will be delivered across the region by RTC North, Generator, North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) and North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC). Supply Chain North East is receiving up to £3,148,514 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

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