The Future Music Producer Programme

The Future Music Producer Programme

Ages 12-14 Live Online

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Internship Overview

The Future Music Producer Programme takes students aged 12-14 on an immersive exploration of the world of music production, as well as the wider music industry. Across 2 days you will take part in a series of interactive simulations, seminars and Q&A sessions, all led by a group of experienced industry professionals. The programme gives you direct access to top music producers and industry experts, who will guide you through the process of both producing and deconstructing popular music and provide you with a comprehensive introduction to Record Labels and their various functions.

You will also be coached on how to gain a competitive edge in the race for the best jobs in music, with guidance on GCSE choices, extra-curricular activities, work experience and more. The programme will end with a personal and creative 'Project Launchpad', an invaluable starting point from which to begin your journey into the music industry. 

 

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Internship Highlights

An Immersive Experience of the Music Industry:

  • Experienced music industry professionals will coach you through live, interactive simulations, including: 

  • Observing the live musical deconstruction of an award-winning track
  • Making a short section of your own original song using sample packs
  • Learning about Record Labels and understanding how technology is shaping the music of the future
  • Working collaboratively with your peers to identify specific musical elements of popular tracks and testing your ‘ear’ for music
  • Becoming an A&R Scout for the day, picking your favourite artist from a brief and seeing them through a professional music marketing campaign
  • Understanding the ‘musician’s mindset’ and the exciting future that lies ahead

    Why should I attend?

    • Experience a unique, immersive insight into one of the world’s most prestigious careers

    • Meet successful musicians, music producers, and label executives, and gain an insight into their day-to-day experiences by asking them questions

    • Get coaching on how to get a head start on your peers as you begin your journey into the music industry

    • Gain valuable work experience before you even turn 16

    An Audience with Top Music Industry Professionals:

    • Q&A time with a panel of music industry professionals to ask all your burning questions

    • Meet music producers, sound engineers, music marketing experts, A&R representatives, record label executives and more
    • Unlimited lifetime access to our depth of expertise. Students can contact us for further advice at any time

    Boost Your UCAS Form and CV:

    • Attendance demonstrates you’ve gained key skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, creativity, communication, presentation and commercial awareness

    • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your applications

        Programme Fee, Format & Options

        This programme will take place online, delivered LIVE by top professionals, with opportunities for you to interact and ask questions. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions.

        Programme Fee:

        'Live Online’: £165/student for both days.

        Places are limited. If 2 or more places are booked students receive a 10% discount. Enter code GROUP10 at checkout to benefit from this.

        Day One: Understanding and Making Music

        Day Two: The Music Industry

        Day One: Understanding and Making Music

        10.30amThe Modern World of Music

        - Why do we love music? A guide through the styles, genres and range of contemporary popular music, led by experienced professionals
        - What steps can you take to break into this cut-throat industry? Key skills, interests and the ‘musician’s mindset’
        - The importance of music within an ever-changing technological landscape, and the variety of roles within music creation

        11.00amRoles in Music Creation: An Introduction to Sound Engineering

        - What is sound engineering? Discover one of the most important roles in music creation
        - Watch, listen and learn from an award-winning sound engineer whose work has received millions of streams on Spotify
        - Learn the most important differences between live and studio engineering

        11.30amSpotlight Session: The Music Producer and Entrepreneur

        - Discover how to forge your path within the modern music industry, taking advice from a successful professional
        - Learn a beginner’s guide to electronic dance music production
        - Observe the step-by-step deconstruction of an EDM track

        12.00pmMake Your Own Music: Samples, Loops, Plugin Presets and Effects

        - Learn the basics of music production from an expert: what do we mean by ‘sampling’, ‘levelling’, ‘mixing’ and ‘mastering’?
        - Unleash your creativity: choose from an array of genres and samples
        - Brainstorm with other students in breakout rooms and gain valuable insight into the creative process of producing music
        - Experiment with state-of-the-art software and begin building your own songs

        1.15pmLunch Break

        2.15pmGroup Challenge: Understanding and Deconstructing Music

        - Identify the different musical elements that make up the most famous and successful songs: melody, harmony, song structures, styles and genres
        - Ripping up the rulebook: how have some artists used unconventional approaches to achieve mainstream success?
        - Testing your ears: work collaboratively in teams and race against the clock to label the individual components of songs from multiple different genres
        - Prizes awarded for the best group work and most original answers

        3:30pmPanel Discussion

        - Live panel Q&A with top music industry professionals
        - Get all your burning questions answered
        - Receive valuable advice

        4.00pmClose

        *exact programme subject to change without notice.

        Day Two: The Music Industry

        10.30amEnter the Music Industry

        - What is the music Industry and how is it changing?
        - Understanding the key players, roles, and responsibilities
        - An age of technological revolutions and the future of the music industry
        - Disrupting the status quo: live music vs streaming, independent artists vs signed artists

        11.15amUnderstanding Record Labels

        - What is a record label and how have its functions changed over time?
        - Income streams and an introduction to a record company’s most valuable assets
        - An overview of label management, A&R, social media and music marketing
        - Specific case studies: discover the winning strategies behind top-selling artists

        11.45amYou Become the A&R Scout: How to Spot the ‘Next Big Thing’

        - Fiction vs reality: understand the vital and ever-changing role of A&R (artists and repertoire) within a record label
        - Work collaboratively to analyse a series of real-life artists and decide which one you think will have the most commercial success
        - Present your findings to a series of label executives and receive expert feedback

        1.00pmLunch Break

        2.00pmYou Become the Marketing Manager: Modern Music Marketing and Social Media

        - How are hit songs marketed to reach the ‘right’ audience?
        - Uncovering the increasing power of new forms of social media
        - Work collaboratively with your peers to construct a consistent vision for your chosen artist: visuals, context, socials, media and marketing reach
        - Receive live feedback from a professional music marketing manager

        3.00pmCareer Coaching and Your Personal Project Launchpad

        - Interactive session dedicated to your personal career path. Detailed advice on:
        - GCSE/A-level/degree/university choices
        - Excelling in the UCAS process
        - Extra-curricular activity choices
        - Work experience options
        - Career path options
        - Project launchpad: start writing your own piece of original music or design and build your own record label (solidify these skills further by signing up for our ‘Young Music Producer’ programme, either in-person or live online)

        4.00pmClose

        *exact programme subject to change without notice.

        Dates & Locations

        Live Online

        In-Person

        15th - 16th January 2022

        10:30am - 4:30pm (UK time)

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        Online

        15th - 16th January 2022

        10:30am - 4:30pm (UK time)

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        Who Can Attend

        This programme is for students aged 12-14 who have the passion and ambition to both learn about this career, and start boosting their UCAS/college applications & CVs. If you are a student who is slightly older or younger than our guidelines, then please do get in touch with us to discuss your specific situation.

        There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited; we are usually full a couple of months in advance of the programme date. No prior knowledge or experience is required to join this programme as we build your knowledge from the basics up to more advanced concepts.

        COVID-19 Group

        This programme will be delivered ‘Live Online’, so is not affected at all by any Covid-19 restrictions.

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