We’re delighted to announce a brand new partnership with the Oh Yeah Music Centre in Belfast as their artistic development programme, Scratch My Progress, kicks off.
Now in its fourth year, the programme offers musical acts the chance to hothouse their talent, learn more about the music business and focus on performing and writing skills. Inspired by the work of Battersea Arts Centre in London, which pioneered the idea of using achievable steps and constant feedback, the project allows artists to test and develop their ideas “from scratch” with the audience, and each other.
Help Musicians UK has partnered with the Scratch programme to bring extra music industry and networking opportunities to participants. The musicians will have the chance to engage in songwriter sessions, stage management skills, mentoring workshops and towards the end of the programme, will write and record a track for a showcase EP.
Tim Foxon, our Talent Programme Manager, said "it's fantastic to be part of Scratch My Progress and to have The Oh Yeah Centre on board as an Artist Development Partner. Nurturing outstanding emerging talent is a key part of what we do and we're looking forward to working with the selected artists and having more of a presence in, what is undoubtedly, a very exciting NI music scene."
The Oh Yeah Music Centre is a registered charity that opened its doors in 2007. It houses rehearsal rooms, a recording studio, a music exhibition and office units for emerging businesses. It organises music industry training programmes and outreach projects. Help Musicians UK is excited to have Oh Yeah as a designated Artist Development Partner.