Exchange 2017



SWG3, Glasgow


10am - 9.30pm
Frequencies New Artist Showcase: 7.30pm - 9.30pm





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Music for Youth's Exchange, SWG3 Glasgow, Friday 2nd June

“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."




For the third consecutive year, in June 2017 Music for Youth's Exchange gave young performers from across Scotland the chance to learn from established artists and be inspired by industry professionals (Universal Music UK, Polydor, Virgin EMI, Decca, Behind the Noise, and many more) and their peers alike. Hosted by BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway, Exchange is a whole day of workshops, performances, advice, networking opportunities, a marketplace, and a line-up of speakers covering a whole range of useful topics.

Musicians also had the chance to be seen, and get their music heard by performing live for audiences throughout the day. Our professional Music for Youth Music Mentors were on hand to offer each group feedback on their music and stage presence and highlight areas for development to take their music further. All groups that performed will also be considered for cross-border opportunities, which includes the Music for Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in November 2017.


Music for Youth Exchange full schedule, text version on Event Details tab
Music for Youth Exchange presents Frequencies Line-up


Exchange 2017, Friday 2nd June, 10:00-21:30


With things to see and do spread across three different areas, take a look at the kind of sessions that were available to get involved with, as well as an overview of everything that happened right across the day.




Songwriting Workshop - Try out songwriting or tighten up your existing skills with well-known Scottish musician, songwriter and guitarist Findlay Napier! Get some inspiration, tips on writing and arranging your own music, and then get involved with trying it out live

Rhythm & Beats Session - Try out new instruments and create new beats and rhythms either from scratch, or to add to your own existing tunes. Led by pro percussionist Alan Bryden

Behind the Noise Session - Advice on gigging and touring, tips on dealing with tech requirements, and how to function as a band!

Keynote Discussion - Advice, stories and insights about the world of music. Don't miss Idlewild's Rod Jones in conversation with BBC Radio Scotland's Vic Galloway

Utalk from Universal Music - Get insider info from those in the know at one of the world's most well-known record labels. Panel includes: Morna Cook, HR @ Universal Music UK, Stephen Hallowes, Marketing @ Polydor, Andy Knox, Commercial @ Virgin EMI, Fiona Pope, A&R @ Decca, Selina Webb, Comms @ Universal Music UK

Frequencies Collaborative Jam Session - Bring yourself, bring your music, and see where you can take it. Try out new sounds and styles with the help of professionals and other young musicians from across Scotland

Frequencies New Artist ShowcaseGet the weekend started with music from emerging homegrown talent: an exciting line-up of upcoming Scottish acts




10:00 - 10:15: Welcome and Intro


10:15 - 11:45: Performances


12:45 - 14:00: Performances


14:15 - 15:15: Idlewild's Rod Jones in conversation with BBC Radio Scotland's Vic Galloway


15:30 - 16:00: Performances


17:30 - 18:30: Frequencies Collaborative Jam Session


19:30 - 21:30: Frequencies New Artist Showcase



Poetry Club



10:15 - 11:15: Songwriting Workshop


11:30 - 12:45: Open Mic Session

Photography Studio 


11:45 - 12:45: Rhythm & Beats Session


13:00 - 14:00: Behind the Noise Session


16:15 - 17:15: Utalk with Universal Music


If you're a young person attending Exchange 2017 we will need:

Recorded Media Consent Form

And If you're under 16 we will also need:

Parental Consent Form