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Glasgow’s Scottish Music Centre today announces a significant boost to youth music activities throughout Scotland with news the centre has become a PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development Partner and is one of two Scotland-based organisations receiving support for the next 3 years through Help Musicians UK’s National Grants Programme
The announcements represent a significant boost for the youth music activities carried out by the Scottish Music Centre across Scotland.
PRS Foundation’s Talent Development Partners are selected for the quality and range of opportunities they offer and the year-round impact their work is having on the music creators they support.
Help Musicians UK National Grants Programme Awardees are supported for three years. HMUK invest in organisations where innovation is supported and progressive services and opportunities for musicians are delivered.
These announcements will enable Scottish Music Centre, through their national youth music initiatives, to further nurture and develop musical talent throughout Scotland over the next three years. The additional support will be used to expand and enhance existing projects as well as creating new intensive artist development opportunities.
Both projects have secured performance slots and training roles at festivals including Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival and Electric Fields as well as helping emerging bands and artists gain coverage in national newspapers, radio, TV and online.
Gill Maxwell, Executive Director of the Scottish Music Centre, said,
“We are thrilled to announce Help Musicians UK is supporting Scottish Music Centre to further develop our activities throughout Scotland over the next three years. At the same time, we are delighted to become a PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development Partner. This is very exciting news for musicians living in Scotland and we look forward to working together with our new partners, to invest in further nurturing and developing young musical talent across the country.”
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For more information visit www.scottishmusiccentre.com
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National youth music projects Music Plus+ and Hit The Road have teamed up with Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival taking place from 6-8 August in Beauly. The partnership offers young artists 14-19 years old the opportunity to perform at the sold out festival. Acts showcasing include; Beautiful Expectations, Jemma Tweedie, Something, Someone, TSTMNT, Chainsaw Tea Party, Dorris Kissee Kissee, Imogen Hay, Michiel Turner, Shanine Gallagher, EMME and Hollie Atkinson. Some previous participants are also booked to appear on different stages, including KLOË, Man of Moon, Sly At Last, Alice Bentley, Lionel and many more.
Speaking about the partnership, Gill Maxwell, Executive Director of the Scottish Music Centre who produces both Music Plus+ and Hit The Road with funding from the Youth Music Initiative, The Robertson Trust and Young Start, said, “Working with our colleagues at Belladrum, our partnership is providing a fantastic new opportunity for talented young musicians to gain valuable experience of performing in a festival setting, and all the challenges that brings! We’re delighted to see the next generation of music makers burst onto the scene, having taken advantage of the support and knowledge on offer through participation in Music Plus and Hit The Road”
Sam Barker from Belladrum Festival commented, “We have a long tradition of supporting grassroots musicians at Belladrum so we are delighted to offer the next crop of young artists the opportunity to perform at the festival. We are particularly happy to offer this in partnership with youth music projects like Hit The Road and Music Plus, who’s alumni return to Bella each year in their own right, and hope to build upon this relationship in future.”
For interview requests, MP3s and any other info relating to Music Plus artists performing at Belladrum Festival email: Derick Mackinnon or phone 07784 320 546