Friday Deadline for FREE ‘One Step Beyond’ music project for 16-25 year olds.

The deadline for Lamp House Music’s project ‘One Step Beyond’ is this coming Friday – 3 one_step_beyond_FLYER_front.jpegJune 2016 at 9pm.
The acclaimed Music School and Rehearsal Studios based in Haddington are keen to remind young people of this fantastic opportunity – particularly those who have been busy with exams at school and college and therefore have not yet submitted their application.

‘One Step Beyond’, with support from Creative Scotland, offers free places for youth music bands and solo artists, ages 16-25, based in East Lothian and Midlothian.

‘One Step Beyond’ will run in July/August 2016 and aims to enhance participants’ knowledge and experience of the music industry whilst equipping young people with the tools to assist them with the next step in their music careers.

Lamp House Music’s ‘One Step Beyond’, which was announced in April, will provide the opportunity for up to 50 young people to work with music industry experts, completely free. Each band/artist involved will rehearse at Lamp House Music (Haddington), record two songs in professional recording studio, The Sound Café (Penicuik), plus take part in various Music Industry Workshops – including a Music Marketing & Branding Session to include professionally produced photographs and band logo forming part of a bespoke Press Pack for bands/artists to use alongside their completed tracks, as a valuable promotional tool to support their future musical careers.

At the end of the project, participating bands and artists will perform in a Live Showcase to an invitation-only audience to include several renowned music industry professionals who will be offering advice and feedback to all of the performers. The Live Showcase venue has now been confirmed as Queen Margaret University’s Student Union.

Callum Maguire, Education Manager at Lamp House Music, said, “In recent weeks, young people have been very busy with exams at school, college and university – but with exams now over, we are keen to remind youth bands and solo artists from East Lothian and Midlothian, of this fantastic opportunity, which is fully funded by Creative Scotland. But the closing date for applications is this Friday – so there’s no time to delay!”

In addition, Lamp House Music are working in partnership with Edinburgh College – offering their students paid work experience on the project as Assistant Sound Engineers. Students will work alongside professional engineers at The Sound Café in Penicuik, in the recording part of the ‘One Step Beyond’ process. Applications for this are also to be submitted via the Lamp House Music website, by Friday 3 June 2016.

To apply, bands/artists (and Assistant Sound Engineers) must complete a short application form available online or from Lamp House Music. The deadline date for all applications is Friday 3rd June 2016.

More information can be found at http://www.lamphousemusic.co.uk/one-step-beyond or by calling 01620 825630.

‘One Step Beyond’ is supported by Creative Scotland Youth Music Initiative – Access to Music Making Programme – £16,520.

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