Music for Youth Exchange returns to Glasgow in 2018!

  • 14/12/17

Calling all young musicians across Scotland…


Music for Youth Exchange returns to Glasgow!

Friday 16 & Saturday 17 March 2018

SWG3, Glasgow


“I got some really good feedback and I really enjoyed my performance. 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, June 2017

On Friday 16 and Saturday 17 March 2018, Music for Youth Exchange returns to one of Glasgow’s leading arts venues, SWG3. Exchange, supported by Creative Scotland, gives young people from across Scotland the opportunity to network, perform, speak to industry experts, and discover pathways in the world of music.

Hosted by BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway, Exchange is formed of two full days of advice, networking, performances, and open-mic sessions, and is open to all young musicians aged 21 and under.

Exchange’s convention trade stands host a 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.

 Highlights include:

SIR JAMES MACMILLAN – Keynote Speaker – Friday 16 March

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.


Perform as part of MFY Exchange and get advice from industry experts Jim Sutherland, Carol Laula, and Carol Main. Speed network with our mentors and other industry experts in the café – don’t let them get lonely.

 And SO much more!

Friday 16 March targets young musicians making music in schools and as part of larger organisations. The day offers the chance to hear from musicians and organisations across the music industry. Sign up to attend as a delegate or get the chance to perform and receive specialist performance feedback. Sign up now over on the MFY Exchange page.

Saturday 17 March is independent music makers all the way. From bands to singer-songwriters, and from MCs to neo-soul artists. Get down to SWG3 for MFY Exchange. Hear from artists doing their own thing. Hear from artists signed to major record labels. Connect with organisations that to take the next step. Sign up to attend as a delegate or get the chance to perform and Pitch to Vic. Sign up now over on the MFY Exchange page.


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