Exchange

16th - 17th

March

SWG3, Glasgow

Friday 16th - Doors 09:45, sessions end 16:00

Saturday 17th - Doors 10:15, sessions end 18:00

Free

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Friday is for young musicians making music in schools and as part of larger organisations

Saturday is independent groups and artists all the way

Exchange

 On Friday 16 and Saturday 17 March 2018, Music for Youth Exchange returned to one of Glasgow’s leading arts venues, SWG3.

Exchange is THE event for young people aged 21 and under from across Scotland who want to gain a unique insight into how to get ahead in music and the music industry, including the opportunity to perform for industry pros, as well as trade stands, stages and interactive sessions to get involved with.

Friday 16 March was designed for young musicians making music in schools and as part of larger organisations. (And those who support them!)

Saturday 17 March was independent music makers all the way. 

Highlights across the two days included:

Hold a Beat! Interactive and inclusive music session exploring ways to create music from scratch with Paragon Music, bringing together disabled and non-disabled young people for inspiration and fun!

'Be Inspired' and 'How to Get My Job' panel sessions Discussion panels feat. our resident industry experts and some special guests across the different days, including:

Jennifer Martin - CEO, Hebrides Ensemble - http://jennifermartinmusic.co.uk/
Louise Quinn - Singer, Songwriter http://www.abandcalledquinn.com/ 
Halina Rifai - Founder, Podcart
http://podcart.co/ 
Stina Tweeddale - Honeyblood Singer, Songwriter, Guitaristhttp://honeyblood.co.uk/

Demo: Live! Apply to perform on Saturday 17th  for the unique opportunity to be seen and heard by our resident industry people including BBC 6 Music’s Vic Galloway, with a 1:1 backstage session of feedback and advice.

In conversation with Sir James MacMillan, world-renowned composer and conductor. Hear him discuss how he got to where he is today as he shares his top tips for the next generation of aspiring musicians.

In conversation with Ross Leighton frontman of Kilmarnock's Fatherson. Hear him chat to BBC Radio Scotland's Vic Galloway about his experiences in the industry and how he's got to where he is.

For the full line-up check out the Event Details tab

 

We also hosteda range of local and national organisations, from our supporters Creative Scotland, through to Live Music Now, Music Plus, Hit the Road, and Behind the Noise. From orchestral instrumentalists to singer-songwriters, we’ll hook up emerging musicians with relevant organisations to network and get guidance on next steps in the industry. 

 

“I got some really good feedback and I really enjoyed my performance and interacting with the audience. It's given me a confidence boost and I feel like I have more direction and know exactly where I want to go." - Exchange participant

 

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Exchange 2018: Friday 16 & Saturday 17 March

With lots of things to see and do across 2 packed days including sessions, speakers, performances and performance opportunities, take a look at what's available to get involved with and sign up now!

Friday is for young musicians making music in schools and as part of larger organisations

Saturday is independent groups and artists all the way

Friday 16 March

10am - 4pm

Designed for:

Young musicians making music in schools and as part of larger organisations 

 

Hold a beat! – 2-hour interactive inclusive music workshop with Paragon Music Friday (Morning)

Pre-register when you sign up or by emailing deborah@mfy.org.uk – Limited spaces available

Have you ever wanted to create your own music from scratch? Or learn how to hold a beat and create your own music with friends? This 2-hour workshop lead by Paragon Music’s team of professional musicians brings together disabled and non-disabled young people, helping groups to create and perform their own music - and have fun at the same time! Young musicians from Paragon’s STRIDE group will be there to support and mentor participants. You don’t need any previous musical experience to join in, AND instruments will be provided - or bring your own if you prefer!

 

Sir James MacMillan – In Conversation

How do you become a pre-eminent composer and conductor? Hear Sir James MacMillan discuss his pathways to his career and his top tips for young musicians.

 

Plus,

How to get my job! Panel  – Discussing routes into the music industry with expert panellists

Hear from musicians, industry pros, and arts professionals about how their journeys are unfolding and where music has taken them.

Host: Vic Galloway
Panellists

Halina Rifai (Founder, Podcart)

Jennifer Martin (CEO, Hebrides Ensemble and Composer),

Stina Tweeddale (Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Honeyblood).

 

Perform your music live! – Get your music heard at Exchange 2018 – Fri/Sat, All Day

Include two tracks when you sign up for the chance to perform at  Exchange and get feedback from our industry experts. Performing at the event links you into Music for Youth’s annual season of events, including the possibility to perform elsewhere around the UK! 

 

Industry Experts – Jim Sutherland, Carol Laula, Carol Main –  Fri/Sat

Perform as part of MFY Exchange and get advice from industry experts Jim Sutherland, Carol Laula, and Carol Main. 

 

Industry Trade Stands – Network with industry – Fri/Sat, All Day

Meet local and national music organisations, sign-up to get involved, and network with the people in the know. Each organisation gets a two minute soapbox pitch to tell you all about their work, so stick around to hear from them all.

Already confirmed stand holders include: Creative Scotland; Scottish Music; Live Music Now; and a range of further and higher education providers.

 

Speed Networking – Get to know the people in the know – Fri/Sat, All Day

Speed network with our mentors and other industry experts in the café. Ask those burning questions. Hear their experiences one-on-one. Take a seat and have a chat; there’s no such thing as a stupid question.

 

Open Mic slots – Perform your music LIVE – Fri/Sat

Didn't submit 2 tracks when you signed up for Exchange? Sign up each morning for an open mic slot to get your music out there and heard by our industry experts!

Saturday 17 March

10:30am - 6pm

Designed for:

Independent music makers and creators aged 21 or under

  

Demo: Live! - Vic Galloway & our resident industry experts

Apply to perform on Saturday 17th and give our industry experts the full experience of your sound; live. Demo: Live! is the unique opportunity to be seen and heard by our resident industry people including BBC 6 Music’s Vic Galloway, with a 1:1 backstage session of feedback and advice.

 

Scottish Music Centre Takeover – Emerging artists from across Scotland

Hear live performances from some of Music Plus and Hit the Road’s top acts from across Scotland, as well as hearing more about Scottish Music Centre programmes and activities to get involved with. 

 

Ross Leighton, Fatherson - In Conversation 

Hear Ross discuss his advice, stories and insights about the world of music and how to get ahead in the industry with BBC Radio Scotland's Vic Galloway.

 

Plus,

How to get my job! Panel – Discussing routes into the music industry with expert panellists

Hear from musicians, industry pros, and arts professionals about how their journeys are unfolding and where music has taken them.

Host: Vic Galloway

Panellists:

Louise Quinn (Singer, Songwriter)

Garry Boyle (Recording Engineer & Producer)

+ 1 more TBC

 

Perform your music live! – Get your music heard at Exchange 2018 – Fri/Sat, All Day

Include two tracks when you sign up for the chance to perform at Exchange and get feedback from our industry experts. Performing at the event links you into Music for Youth’s annual season of events, including the possibility to perform elsewhere around the UK! 

  

 Industry Experts  - Jim Sutherland, Carol Laula, Carol Main –– Fri/Sat

Perform as part of MFY Exchange and get advice from industry experts Jim Sutherland, Carol Laula, and Carol Main. 

 

Industry Trade Stands – Network with industry – Fri/Sat, All Day

Meet local and national music organisations, sign-up to get involved, and network with the people in the know. Each organisation gets a two minute soapbox pitch to tell you all about their work, so stick around to hear from them all.

Already confirmed stand holders include: Creative Scotland; Scottish Music; Live Music Now; and a range of further and higher education providers.

 

Speed Networking – Get to know the people in the know – Fri/Sat, All Day

Speed network with our mentors and other industry experts in the café. Ask those burning questions. Hear their experiences one-on-one. Take a seat and have a chat; there’s no such thing as a stupid question.

 

Open Mic slots – Perform your music LIVE – Fri/Sat

Didn't submit 2 tracks when you signed up for Exchange? Sign up each morning for an open mic slot to get your music out there and heard by our industry experts!

Friday 16th March Line-up

 

Saturday 17th March Line-up