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Here you will find everything you need to help you get the best out of making music.

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How to get your First Gig as a Musician

Local promoter and music manager, Connor Williams from 333 presents has put together an informal guide for getting your first show.

Time: 10min

Putting on your First Gig as a Promoter

Local promoter and music manager, Connor Williams from 333 presents has put together an informal guide for putting on your first show.

Time: 10min

Amplifying Accessibility - Research Project

Rightkeysonly began Amplifying  Accessibility, a 6-month  project set on finding inclusive  ways D/deaf, disabled, and  neurodivergent individuals  could progress their career in, what seemed like, a very able music industry. 

Time: 10min

How to Make the Perfect EPK

How to Make the Perfect Electronic Press Kit - Top 10 Tips from Connor Morgan.

Time: 5min

The Importance of Access Riders

Rightkeysonly from Amplifying Accessibility talks about access riders and their importance of them as a creative in the scene.

Time: 02:37min

Adapting Your Practice To Suit Your Needs

Rightkeysonly from Amplifying Accessibility talks about how to adapt your practice to fit your needs in the music industry.

Time: 02:53min

How To Be An Able Ally in the Music Industry

Rightkeysonly from Amplifying Accessibility talks about how to support disabled creators in the music industry and how to be an able ally.

Time: 03:24min

Top Tips & Tricks For Album Artwork

Local artist Fruit discusses his top tips & tricks about designing an album cover!

Time: 3min

Festival Application Guide 2024

Looking to perform at some festivals this year? PRS have put together a guide for upcoming festivals, and link for where you need to go for you to apply.
You can check out the guide here.

Time: 10min

Composing Music for Film - Webinar

Composing for Film - a webinar exploring how to get into composing for film. The webinar is led by composer Niamh O'Donnell, a graduate from Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Anthem Youth Forum 2022 member.
MORE INFOMATION HERE

Time: 56:29min

Get Paid Guide

Get Paid Guide, is exactly what it says on the tin. Find out about how money works as an artist, and how to get paid for your time and work.
More info here.

Time: 15min

Joining the Performing Rights Society (PRS)

If you're beginning to gain momentum as a band, artist, composer or singer, it's time to have a look at joining the Performing Rights Society. If your streams are increasing and you’re getting airplay, consider signing up. The PRS website has an amazing guide that takes you through the sign up process step by step.

Time: 10min

Amplify Episode 9 - Wales vs London - Vol 2: Music Industry

EPISODE 9 -  Wales vs London

In this mini series, our guest host explores career pro’s and con’s of moving to London over staying in Wales with a wide range of music industry professionals in Wales.

Volume 2:  Music Industry 

Guest host Connor Morgans chats to Welsh producers Honey B Mckenna, Minas and music industry promoter Rich Samuel.

Time: 40min

Amplify Episode 8 - Wales vs London - Vol 1: Musicians

In this mini series, our guest host explores career pro’s and con’s of moving to London over staying in Wales with a wide range of music industry professionals in Wales.

EPISODE 8 -  Wales vs London

Volume 1:  Musicians

Guest host Connor Morgans chats to Welsh musicians Izzy Rabey, Foxxglove + Caitlin Lavagna.

Time: 40min

BŴTS - Careers in Music

Ever wondered what it's like to have a career in the Welsh music industry? What are your options? Where do you start? 

We've teamed up with Beacons on a video series that will begin to answer your questions.

 

Time: 5min

Music Distribution Platforms (Free): A Guide

This blog will give you tips on some of the main music distribution platforms where you can get your music out on major streaming services for free.

Time: 6min

Pea's Top Tips For Wellbeing

Oboist and Anthem Trustee Pea talks about the role music plays in their wellbeing. 

Time: 5min

Amplify | Ep 7 - Windrush - Lily Beau

Guest host Aleighcia Scott chats to Lily Beau about music, family and her personal journey of discovery around Windrush.

Time: 24min

How To Get A Gig in a Venue #3

A promoters guide on how to get gigs at music venues and festivals. Part 3 - I've had my first gig. Now what?

Time: 6min

How To Get A Gig in a Venue #1

A promoters guide on how to get gigs at music venues and festivals. Part 1 - Starting out, and getting gigs by Ed Townend.

Time: 7min

Tips on Getting Gigs at Festivals

Download a PDF version of this resource here:

TIPS ON GETTING GIGS AT FESTIVALS

Time: 2min

Tips on Getting Gigs at Venues

Download the PDF version of this resource here:

TIPS ON GETTING GIGS AT VENUES

Time: 2min

How To Get A Gig in a Venue #2

A promoters guide on how to get gigs at music venues and festivals. Part 2 - You've got a gig! Now what?

Time: 5min

Anthem. Music Fund Wales

This video introduces the Anthem Youth Forum 2021 who met across the year to discuss music for young people in Wales

Time: 3min

Music Distribution Platforms (Paid): A Guide

In this blog we’ll look in more detail at how four of the biggest paid distribution platforms operate and what to expect from each one. I’ve also included some tips on how to make best use of them.

 

Time: 6min