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The Young Music Producer Weekend

Ages 15-18 Live Online OR In-Person

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Overview

The Young Music Producer Weekend takes students aged 15-18 on an immersive exploration through the world of music production, and the wider music industry through a series of interactive simulations, seminars and Q&A sessions led by a group of experienced music producers over 2 days. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person in London or ‘Live Online’.

 

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. 

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

    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

    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

      Day One: Making Music

      Day Two: The Music Industry

      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

      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 critiques 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.

      Fees, Eligibility and Options

      This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The programme involves a mixture of interactive simulations, exercises and Q&A sessions. You can choose to attend the programme either in-person or ‘Live Online’; the content is the same for both. 

      Programme Fee:

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

      In-Person: £165/student for one day (you can choose either day 1 or 2) OR £295/student for both days

      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.

      Venues, Dates & Locations

      London, UK

      In-Person

      15th - 16th January 2022

      University College London (UCL)

      Gower Street

      Bloomsbury

      WC1E 6BT

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      Live Online

      In-Person

      15th - 16th January 2022

      11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

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      In-Person

      15th - 16th January 2022

      University College London (UCL)

      Gower Street

      Bloomsbury

      WC1E 6BT

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      Online

      15th - 16th January 2022

      11am - 5:30pm (UK time)

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      AmbitionX

      As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.

      COVID-19 Group

      We do not anticipate any Covid-related issues preventing us from delivering the in-person programme. Any government guidance on Covid-related safeguarding (such as the wearing of masks and social distancing) will of course be adhered to. We have managed to successfully deliver in-person programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic (including during the summers of 2020 and 2021), with excellent feedback. We are therefore highly experienced in giving students a fantastic experience even with social distancing rules in place.

      In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ version of the programme you selected and be refunded the difference in price. (If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full). 

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