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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Music Plus Launch in Dumfries and Galloway

From Music Plus

“Music Plus” is launching across Scotland and, in particular, across Dumfries and Galloway in January 2015. Young people aged 14 - 19 will be offered the opportunity to take part in a range of music activities; from instrumental and technical tuition to songwriting, new technology, DJ and MC skills, sound engineering and music business through the Scottish Music Centre’s Music Plus programme.

Activities are specially tailored to the specific interests of the participant and include practical one-to-one advice and support as well as hands-on monthly learning sessions. All the tutors and mentors who deliver the project are Scottish industry professionals from major label musicians and songwriters to grammy award winning composers to live music promoters, band managers and entrepreneurs. Music Plus covers all genres of music from hip-hop to opera and all aspects of the business.

All of this is available free of charge thanks to the Scottish Government Youth Music Initiative programme which is administered by Creative Scotland. Numbers are limited and the application is available through as well as a range of videos showing you what the project is all about. Applications should be made early to ensure such a great opportunity for young people in Dumfries and Galloway isn’t missed!!

Music Plus+ presents a FREE event titled THE BASICS on Wednesday 4 February 2015 at theBrigend Theatre in Dumfries which will cover everything from Songwriting, Performance, Management and Booking Shows to Promoting your music and getting Press. Expect useful and practical advice for artists starting out. The event includes a Q&A / networking session so you can ask panel members additional questions one-to-one.

Key Event Details:
When: Wednesday 4 February
Where: Brigend Theatre, Dumfries
Times: 7pm-9pm
Cost: FREE for 14-19 year olds
GUEST SPEAKERS: Songwriter: ROBERT SHIELDS [Finding Albert]
Session Musician: SEAN MCCOLE [Calvin Harris / Kelis]
Manager: JAMIE GILMOUR [We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Phantom Band]
Press and Promotion: DERICK MACKINNON [Scottish Music Centre]

Sign up for the event at Eventbrite here

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