Get An Introduction To The U.K Music Industry

UK Music has brought together a select music industry line up of people who know everything that you need to know about if you want to get into the industry.

This special ‘Introduction to the Music Industry’ event takes place on Friday 25th September at New River Studios in Tottenham and you can apply to attend. The event in partnership with British Black Music is designed to engage young adults aged 18-25 into considering careers within the music industry.

There will be a series of workshops providing information about how to make moves in the music industry. Local MP for Tottenham David Lammy will introduce the event, which will kick off with talks from respected industry figures including DJ Semtex (Radio 1Xtra/Sony Music), Sian Anderson (Radio 1Xtra), Alec Boateng/Twin B (Radio 1Xtra/Atlantic Records), Keith Harris (PPL) and pianist Nikki Yeoh (The Roots/Courtney Pine).

Creative Access, who arrange internships and apprenticeship opportunities for young people from under-represented black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds will present a workshop on CV skills and how to prepare for an interview. UK Music’s Music Academic Partnership will also speak about further education in music.

    • David Lammy MP, Tottenham
    • Industry talk with DJ Semtex (BBC Radio 1Xtra/ Sony Music A&R / Nation of Billions)
    • Radio talk with Sian Anderson (BBC Radio 1Xtra)
    • A&R/Label talk with Alec Boateng/ Twin B (BBC Radio 1Xtra/ A&R Atlantic Records)
    • Song writing workshop with Little Simz hosted by PRS
    • Careers in Publishing with Music Publishing Association
    • PPL – Music licensing with Keith Harris
    • How to be a Session Musicians with Nikki Yeoh (The Roots / Courtney Pine)
    • Creative Access – CV Skills and Interview Preparation
    • Music Academic Partnership – Further Education in Music

New River Studios was opened in October 2014 with support from Beggars Music as part of UK Music’s national Rehearsal Room scheme which now has a network of fourteen music rehearsal spaces open within the most deprived areas of the UK. The first of its kind in London, the studio was set up to encourage local youth to become more involved in music through affordable rehearsal studio access. The scheme is designed to help develop talent as well as social skills by means of group participation, building good social relationships and confidence within young musicians.

UK Music Presents: ‘Introduction to the Music Industry’ Event takes place at New River Studios Tottenham. Participants can apply for a place by emailing their full name, age, mobile number and music experience to and successful participants will be informed by the 21th September.