Free music industry workshops for young people on Bute

Three free workshops are set to give Bute's young people an introduction to the technical and management side of the music business.

Three free workshops are set to give Bute's young people an introduction to the technical and management side of the music business.

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Young people on Bute interested in finding out more about the technical and management side of the music business are being invited to attend three free workshops on the island during the current Easter school holiday.

Aimed at young people aged 13 to 19, and organised by the Rothesay Pavilion Charity in collaboration with Achievement Bute and Erskine Music & Media, the series of three full-day workshops - called ‘Resonate Rothesay’ - is designed to introduce basic skills in studio recording, live audio and music event management, working towards a self-devised and produced live event in Rothesay in June.

All three sessions are free of charge, but spaces are limited, so it is essential to register your interest by email to info@rothesaypavilion.co.uk or text/phone 07866 958169.

Details of the sessions are as follows:

Studio Recording

Wednesday, April 13, 10am-4pm at Rothesay Academy

An introduction to Digital Recording & Techniques: You will learn basic skills on digital workstation software such as recording, editing and working with audio soundbites.

You will gain practical skills on recording interfaces, studio & monitoring setup, an introduction to microphones, positioning techniques and cabling.

By the end of this course you will have a better understanding of how to set up and operate your own recording software and equipment and will be able to record your own or other local bands/artists to a basic demo quality.

Live Audio

Thursday, April 14, 10am-4pm at Rothesay Academy

An introduction to Live Audio and Techniques: This session will provide you with hands on experience setting up live audio equipment.

You will be taught basic stage wiring diagrams, positioning and safe setup of equipment, operation of a mixing console, stage management, cabling and de-rigging.

You will have a greater appreciation for live audio and will be able to set up equipment for your own future events.

You will gain valuable skills in order to operate equipment effectively during live events in a safe environment.

Music Event Management

Friday, April 15, 10am-4pm at Rothesay Academy

An introduction to Music Event Management: This final workshop will teach you how to successfully create and run a music event from beginning to end.

We will be focusing on how to pick the right acts/performances for events, promotion and advertising, social media tips and tools, assigning roles and responsibilities as well as covering basic risk assessment procedures.

We will also look at the importance of follow up initiatives covering feedback and evidence material for future events.

This session will give you the confidence, skills and ideas to manage your own local events successfully.

The project is funded by Cashback For Communities, a Scottish Government scheme set up to redirect the proceeds of crime back into community projects to benefit the country’s young people.