Frequencies - Rich Mix, London - Sunday 31 January 2016
Date Published:3 February 2016
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Music for Youth’s Frequencies came to Rich Mix, London - Sunday 31 January.
Over 50 young up and coming musicians from across the country took part in this whole day event featuring a collaborative music workshop, industry networking, industry panel session and live performance.
Vocal Sculptor, Jason Singh kicked off the day, leading the collaborative music workshop with beatboxer Hobbit, Session Guitarist John Evans and Trip Hop duo Paugwé. Musicians were invited to share, rework and progress their music drawing on ideas from the professionals and other musicians in the room.
"The workshops gave us a great space to just work, freestyle and vibe. It was never rushed and we really had time to develop." Malunga, Young Participant
Music for Youth also teamed up with Umusic who led a Utalk panel session featuring A&R and marketing professionals from Universal Music, Island Records and Polydor Records. The sessions focussed on routes into the music industry and insights into what scouts and record companies look for in emerging artists.
In-between sessions, attendees had an opportunity to network with a number of music organisations including Spinnup, Rich Mix, Roundhouse, Wired4Music, Sound Connections, Trinity College London and Community Music Sounds.
"It was great to network with people... it gives you a big platform to talk to people, not just the other artists but also the professional musicians, and the music mentors giving you feedback on your performances." Josh Tenor, Young Participant
To round off the day, groups performed to a live crowd including professional musicians who gave each artist feedback and tips for development. Groups included urban soul solo artist Josh Tenor, Winnie & the Rockettes, a 5 piece funk rock band and rap group Freshnessness & RLJ. Take a look at some of the highlights from the day below.
Frequencies continues with an event in Liverpool at the Liverpool Philharmonic, Music Room on 14th April. For more information visit www.mfy.org.uk/frequencies
Frequencies is generously sponsored by the Vivendi Create Joy Fund, and Trinity College London with public funding from the National Foundation of Youth Music.