The BPI is one of the partners delivering a unique music industry day at The Arches in Glasgow on Sunday 21st of September. It’s part of The Big Music Project using the UK’s biggest music and entertainment brands in an ambitious programme that aims to transform the lives of young people in Scotland and around the UK.
Funded by The Big Lottery Fund, the project launched in April and has created 100 youth club Hubs and 1,000 young Big Music Project Champions who have received accredited training and professional support and will go on to create music projects for their local communities. Later in the year there is a national music competition, culminating in a final as part of BRITs Week 2015 and with prizes including sessions at the iconic Abbey Road studios.
More immediately though is the forthcoming day on the 21st. This offers a journey from the glamour of the BRIT’s red carpet to a backstage marketplace that includes a range of interactive stalls from all parts of the Scottish music industry and beyond. There’s also a programme of panels and have-a-go sessions and a main stage line-up that includes emerging talent, great Scottish artists and special guests. Amongst the latter are appearances from Plan B and a DJ set from Chase & Status, with more artists to be announced in the next few days.
The aim is to not only give young people a brilliant day out, but also to give them a better view of all the different parts that make up the music industries and point them to the training, education and jobs that are available.
For details of the project overall and the day in particular, there’s much more information at www.thebigmusicproject.co.uk
The day is aimed at 14-25 years olds, admission is free and it gets underway at 11.30. Tickets can booked at the website www.thebigmusicproject.co.uk