Throughout lockdown, I wanted to work on projects that paid it forward and meant that when things start to build again, we come out of this stronger and more resilient. Learning really is so key to that. Collaborating with Apple for Made in LDN, throughout the summer holidays I have helped to curate a virtual programme for young people across London linking with Spotlight and the Major of London.

With sessions covering everything from building your artist profile and to crafting lyrics and telling your story through video, we have brought together some of the UK’s most respected voices.

Featuring

Aitch
Adex (NQ Management)
Alika
Bianca Wilson (NQ Management)
Cuppy
Dave Bayley (Glass Animals)
Dreya Mac

Fola
Frances
Grace Carter
Grant Brydon
Grant Motion (Motion Management)
Jaykae
Kali Claire
Keep Hush

Nadia Rose
Nathan Miller
P Money
Rachel Campbell (Wired PR)
Scribbler Creative
SG Lewis
The 23rd
Young T & Bugsey

​This online programme will run from 27th Jul – 28th Aug. Sessions will run twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays from 6-7pm.

Places on the programme are extremely limited with places being awarded based on the strength of your application and your music. Open to 16 – 25 year olds.

You can apply here: https://wearespotlight.com/made-in-ldn/

Have the biggest respect to everyone who is using this time to pivot what they do. Take Note Academy is going online & it launches this Monday. If you are wanting to get in to the music industry or expand on your knowledge & listen to some incredible minds, get involved.

Launching with a one week series of interviews in collaboration with Youth Music and LWE joining Emerald & Martha to host some invaluable conversations.

Mon Jul 06 – Fri Jul 10. Live every day at 5pm. Watch & sign up link below.

Interviews:
UKF (Luke Hood, Founder)
Reprezent Radio (Ailbhe Máiréad & Kyle Craig)
Emerald (Rinse FM / BBC Radio 1 Xtra)
Keep Hush (Fred & Freddy, Founders)
Gerald Sagoe (Creative Director / So Fraiche)

http://www.takenoteacademy.live

Our mate Ed Jackson is in the middle of climbing the equivalent of Everest in his house going up & down his stairs during lockdown. If you don’t know about Ed’s story, check it out, it’s majorly inspiring.

He’s nearly raised £30k for charity & to help him reach the summit we have got our DJ pals together & are all going to playing sets for him throughout the day today. The line up is strong & you can catch us on Facebook & IG live.

10AM: James Haskell – IG LIVE
12PM: Charlie Huw Davies – Facebook
3PM: Carly Wilford – IG LIVE
7.30PM: Rideout – Facebook

I made this video last year after I had been through a very sad time personally & extremely challenging time professionally.

After not knowing where to turn on the days when I felt terribly low, I decided that something needed to be done. Especially within the music & entertainment industries. So, over eighteen months ago, I started working on a well-being platform called a:live (@aliveandstill)
 

After months of research, I decided to pull on the strengths of the health & wellness worlds to create a community filled with solutions. A platform to lift you up on the days when life feels overwhelming, to remind us of the simple things that make us feel alive and to understand how to get to the root of anything that is making us unhappy.

For so many of us, our relationship with social media & technology is completely out of balance and our generation is struggling deeply because of it.

There was a master plan to roll this out in a more structured way with a PR strategy & my Management team but after everything that has happened in the last week, time can wait no longer.

I whole heartily believe that we need to come together right now, to hold out our hands to people when they need it and to open up when we know we need to talk. Let’s stop waiting until we’re broken to try & find a solution.

Welcome to a:live… a website, a community & a movement starting from today… www.aliveandstill.com 🎥 Jack Goodman

When we found out that only 2.6% of women in music are producers, we decided to try to get all our DJ mates to have a go at making beats. So, in collaboration with SISTER Collective x @keephushuk & @peachyuk on 7th March we are running a FREE beginners Ableton Workshop in Dalston with @dj_tess. Would love to see you there, spaces are limited so RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keep-hush-x-sister-x-peachy-free-beginners-ableton-workshop-tickets-97312198405