Starting Out

If you are just starting out, check out our tips and guides to help you make your first moves in the music scene.

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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

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

An Insight Into Artist Management

Like many things I do and have done in the world of working in music, I fell into the whole artist management thing with no intention of becoming a manager. This meant that I often learnt the hard way as I embarked on the journey. With this in mind, I thought it’d be handy for me to put together a rough guide of some of my top tips for anyone who might be thinking about the world of artist management.

Time: 5min

An experience of the Sound and Music Summer School

Anthem Youth Forum 22 member Rey talks about their experience of the Sound and Music Summer School 2022.

Time: 1 min

How To Set Up a Linktree

Your social media profile only allows one link… unless you use Linktree!

Time: 5min

How to record using Audacity

Bablu Shikdar shows you how to record your show using Audacity so you can send it to Radio Platfform! 

Time: 2min

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

Create Videos for Releases

Charlie J shares tips on creating videos using free Canva and DaVinci Resolve software.

Time: 7min

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

Posting on Social Media

Charlie J brings you social media posting tips for Insta, Twitter and Facebook.

Time: 7min

Tips on Getting Gigs at Festivals

Download a PDF version of this resource here:

TIPS ON GETTING GIGS AT FESTIVALS

Time: 2min

Amplify - stories about youth music in Wales

stories about youth music in Wales

Time: 25min

How to send content to Radio Platfform

Bablu Shikdar tells you how to send your music and audio to Radio Platfform! 

Time: 1min

Studying Music at University of South Wales

Shereef Ragab profiles music at University of South Wales.

He interviews Head of Music and Drama, Lucy Squire, and industry mentor, Kaptin Barrett.

Time: 3min

Tips on Getting Gigs at Venues

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TIPS ON GETTING GIGS AT VENUES

Time: 2min

Getting Started as a DJ

Tasha AKA Miss Kiff brings you 7 tips on getting started as a DJ.

Time: 4min

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