Our Belfast based Artist Development Partner Oh Yeah Music Centre have just announced four new acts that will take forward their 2015 talent development programme, Scratch My Progress. The new artists include:
Scratch My Progress will hothouse their talent over the next 10 months. The acts will have access to studio recording time, a professional photo shoot, vocal coaching, copyright, IP and licensing support, PR and digital marketing advice and one-to-one meetings with industry professionals.
This follows on the success of previous Scratch My Progress programmes. Some of the graduates already making strong progress include:
- Hot Cops, who were chosen for Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Norwich on the same bill as Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift and Muse
- Go Wolf, who were signed to New York label Ooh La La and performed at SXSW in Austin, Texas plus CMJ in New York
- Frances Mitchell who now fronts the act Loris, with their track ‘Yeah’ showcased as the BBC Introducing’s Track of The Week in February 2014
- Katharine Philippa, who performed at the Ulster Hall with the Ulster Orchestra plus having many tracks played on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 3 and 6 Music
Tim Foxon, our Talent Programme Manager said “We’re excited to have a new wave of artists on board. Nurturing outstanding emerging talent is a key part of what we do and we’re looking forward to seeing these acts develop.”
The Oh Yeah Music Centre is a registered charity that organises music industry training programmes and outreach projects. Now in its fourth year, the Scratch My Progress programme offers musical acts the chance to showcase their talent, learn more about the music business and focus on performing and writing skills.
Originally inspired by work of Battersea Arts Centre in London, the programme has been supported by the PRS for Music Foundation, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and more recently, Help Musicians UK.