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The Young Music Producer Programme

Live Online Ages 15-18 Timezone: GMT+0

Live Online
30th - 31st January 2021 (Optional Enhanced Career Coaching on 7th February)

Starts at 11.00am

Starts at 11.00am

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Internship Overview

The Young Music Producer Programme takes students aged 15-18 on an immersive exploration through the world of music production, and the wider music industry. You will take part in a series of interactive simulations, seminars and Q&A sessions with music producers, sound engineers, music marketing experts, A&R representatives, record label executives, and more.

The programme includes an opportunity for you to produce and edit a track, work alongside music professionals to learn the skills of production, and plan, pitch and promote your own record label!

The programme takes place over two days – Saturday dedicated to “Making Music” and Sunday to “The Music Industry”. You can choose to attend either one or both days.

There is also an optional third day: “Enhanced Career Coaching”, where recruitment experts will give you an experience of each stage of the process top firms use to recruit young music producers and help you create a personalised development plan – analysing your strengths and weaknesses – to maximise your chances of becoming a successful candidate.

Attendance will give you a competitive edge in the race for the best universities and jobs in music and a ‘super-curricular’ experience to add to your CV and UCAS application. 

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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: 

  • Produce your own track under the guidance of professional music producers, before premiering it at a ‘listening party’
  • Watch a live musical deconstruction of an award-winning track
  • Discover how technology and artificial intelligence are shaping the music of the future
  • Plan, pitch and launch your own record label, testing and demonstrating your skills in marketing, A&R and music management
  • Examine world-leading music marketing campaigns, proposing your own strategies for success
  • Experience a live music studio: witness the recording process and learn the tricks of the trade from a professional sound engineer

    Expert Coaching for a Career in Music:

    • You will be trained on how to fulfil your career ambitions in music production and the wider music industry

    • An action plan of how to get to the top, starting now

    • Coaching by experts on study choices; work experience; developing your skills; gaining exposure and networking in the industry

    • Optional third day: “Enhanced Career Coaching”, where recruitment experts will give you an experience of each stage of the process top firms use to recruit young music producers and help you create a personalised development plan – analysing your strengths and weaknesses – to maximise your chances of becoming a successful candidate.

    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

    You will also be granted free-of-charge lifetime access to the InvestIN Connect app. InvestIN Connect gives our students lifetime access to a suite of features, including work experience and mentoring opportunities, career coaching materials, and a platform for you to start building a powerful network with thousands of equally-ambitious young minds. By registering for this programme you are therefore signing up to a lifetime of professional development opportunities.

        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:

        £95/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2), £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.

        Additional £130 for optional third day taking place on the weekend (Sunday) after the programme: “Enhanced Career Coaching”, where recruitment experts will give you an experience of each stage of the process top firms use to recruit young music producers and help you create a personalised development plan – analysing your strengths and weaknesses – to maximise your chances of becoming a successful candidate.

        Timetable

        Day One: Making Music

        Day Two: The Music Industry

        Day Three (Optional): Enhanced Career Coaching

        Day One: Making Music

        11.00amThe World of Music

        - Breaking into the world of music
        - Discovering the vast array of career opportunities available
        - Carving out a path for yourself in a cut-throat industry

        11.15amThe Sound Engineer

        - Sound engineering 101: watch, listen, learn
        - Live or studio engineering?
        - Discover their nuances and learn the skills required to succeed in both
        - Experience a live music studio and witness the process of recording first-hand

        12.00pmThe Music Producer

        - Write, arrange, produce and record
        - Witness a live deconstruction of an award-winning track
        - Commissions or originals: creating your own music vs producing tracks for others?

        12.45pmYou Become the Music Producer Part 1

        - Uncover valuable insights into the creative process of producing music
        - Live production demo: a step-by-step guide to unlocking the potential of music production software
        - Expert coaching in sampling, levelling, mixing and mastering your music

        1.30pmLunch Break

        2.15pmYou Become the Music Producer Part 2

        - Plan, produce and edit your own track
        - Unleash your creativity: choose from an array of genres and samples
        - Put your skills to the test under the guidance of professional music producers

        4.00pmThe ‘Listening Party’

        - Premiere your newly produced track
        - Listen to and critically assess the work of your peers
        - Receive personalised feedback and constructive critique from expert producers

        4.45pmMaking Music Panel Q&A

        - Live Q&A with musicians with backgrounds in production
        - Key questions answered
        - Receive valuable advice

        5.30pmClose

        *exact programme subject to change without notice.

        Day Two: The Music Industry

        11.00amEnter the Music Industry

        - Breaking into the music business
        - Understanding the key players, roles and responsibilities in this exclusive industry
        - Discover how technology is disrupting and revolutionising the status quo

        11.30amBuild Your Record Label

        - Take on the industry: throughout the day you will create, brand and market your own record label alongside experienced professionals
        - Label management: develop a business plan for success
        - A&R: scout the right talent for your target market
        - Marketing: brand, advertise and sell your music

        11.45amThe Record Label Executive

        - Delve deeper into the world of record label management
        - Management, finance, marketing and knowledge: what makes a successful record label?
        - Investigate the label management of top-selling artists

        12.30pmThe A&R Representative

        - How to spot the ‘next big thing’
        - Music and technology: using artificial intelligence to predict trends
        - Master the art of managing top artists and senior record label executives

        1.15pmLunch Break

        2.00pmThe Music Marketing Manager

        - The power of marketing in music: learn how to capture your audience
        - Dissect world-leading marketing campaigns: what strategies will you employ?
        - Make crucial marketing decisions: social media, brand, imaging, content and more

        2.45pmPitch Your Record Label

        - Pitch your newly-formed record label to experts
        - Get buy-in for your vision from senior music executives
        - Receive detailed feedback on your business plan, marketing strategy and A&R recruitment policies

        3.45pmIndependent Artists

        - Taking on the corporates in the music world
        - How independent artists have disrupted the norm
        - DIY success: examine the winning strategies of independent artists
        - Standing on your own two feet: how to make it as an independent band, artist or record label

        4.45pmThe Music Industry Panel Q&A

        - Live Q&A with music industry professionals
        - Key questions answered
        - Receive valuable advice

        5.30pmClose

        *exact programme subject to change without notice.

        Day Three (Optional): Enhanced Career Coaching

        11:00amIntroduction: Your Journey into the Music Industry

        - Discuss the current landscape in music
        - Connect your own talents with gaps in the industry
        - Reflections from your individual internship projects
        - CVs, cover letters and application forms for top record labels and placement schemes
        - Ensuring you have both the style and substance to make it to the interview stage

        12:00pmPerforming under pressure

        - Perform an interactive group task
        - Experience a real-life, time-pressured music production scenario
        - Receive feedback on your performance and ability to work constructively with others

        1.00pmLunch Break

        2.00pmYou as the brand

        - Build experience in marketing your achievements
        - Feel comfortable with promoting your own skills and interests
        - Diversity and inclusivity within the industry
        - Preparation; style; body language; understanding what you are really being asked; answering difficult questions and more

        3.00pmNetworking & Work Experience

        - Coaching on how to get the work experience that employers are looking for – both traditional forms of work experience and other relevant experience that will make your application stand out, including extra-curricular activities
        - How to make the most of work experience once you get it – impressing employers and using this as a gold star on your CV
        - How to build a network of aspiring and experienced music producers and utilise that network to propel your career

        4.00pmFutures Forum

        - Ask questions and discuss music production with talented young professionals in the early stages of their careers

        4.30pmClose

        *In advance of the Internship you will be asked to create a CV and cover letter for a top job in the music industry. You will also do some personal reflection on your achievements and ambitions. You will then edit this throughout the day based on the advice you are given, to create your own personal development plan – highlighting your strengths and areas for improvement.

        Venue & Dates

        Live Online

        30th - 31st January 2021 (Optional Enhanced Career Coaching on 7th February)

        Live Online

        30th - 31st January 2021 (Optional Enhanced Career Coaching on 7th February)

        You can attend this programme via our state-of-the-art, interactive online platform from anywhere in the world. All the content will be delivered in a live, interactive manner and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of our experienced professionals. All you need is an internet connection; we will send you full details of how to access the programme well in advance.

        Who Can Attend

        This programme is for students aged 15-18 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.

        Testimonials

        We exist to give students a life-changing experience. We are proud to report that we have an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Google Reviews. Our Google reviews can be read in full here, and some highlights are below.

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