2020 has been a difficult year for the whole entertainment industry, and the fact concerts and other live events have been shut down by the pandemic has made these times particularly hard for musicians. The precarious situation makes the achievements of this year more impressive than ever, but it also creates more difficult starting conditions for 2021. In order to counter all this situation, we share here some funds and initiatives that can help you pay for education, equipment, projects and more, in order to ensure the viability of your music career in the upcoming months.
It has been just a few days since we expressed our disbelief at the delay of the decision by the government to allow indoor performances. We mentioned that the measure would be studied again on August 15th and said that, given the circumstances, we expected nothing much than another delay. To our surprise, the outcome was quite the opposite. Indoor performances are allowed since last Saturday!
The Show must be paused in the wake of a very serious matter. You may or may not have heard about the appalling arrest of an unarmed Mr George Floyd in Minneapolis. As women in music we can’t ignore such a unjust thing.
Given the amount of money generated by the streaming of music, it doesn’t make sense that songwriters, composers and performers have to rely on Government support and struggle so badly to survive. However, that’s exactly what has been happening since the pandemic cancelled all the live events.
Do you have song ideas that you would like to record in the comfort of your home? Perhaps you are interested in getting your music placed on adverts, films, etc. Why note check out Kris Bradley’s online course ‘Voice Memo 2 Demo’ which is open for enrolment.
An online course to help you produce your own music and get it out there!
The English National Opera is looking for BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) musicians to join them. Specifically, ENO is looking for two violins, one viola, one cello and one double bass. If you are eligible, and you are passionate about classical music and opera, this is a brilliant opportunity, so don’t hesitate to apply!
The Birmingham Guitar Show will take place between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm on Saturday 29th February and Sunday 1st March 2020. The venue is The New Bingley Hall, 1 Hockley Circus, Birmingham, West Midlands B18 5PP. Tickets available!
The Palace Drum Clinic will host a three-day, non-residential drumming camp during the weekend of Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd February in Redditch, Worcestershire. This is a good opportunity for drummers of all levels to network, practise and learn from experienced musicians as Rob Brian, Ian Palmer, Pete Cater and Matt Green, who is organising the event.
Applications are open until Tuesday 31st March 2020 – 10.00am for BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) string players to join the English National Opera.