Ladders: Music Course
This unique and exciting creative course is an 8-week programme of music creation and music business training. You will learn what is required to write songs and create recordings in two modern music studios in Newcastle. You will also discover how the creative aspects fit in within the wider music industry and be introduced to a wide range of career paths available in this sector.
The programme will include guest speakers who will take you through their specialisms to give you a first-hand account of what a career in their field can offer you. From managing the next superstar to releasing your own music on your own label, from being a booking agent for jet-setting DJs to setting up your own music for media company, this course will give you a clear insight into the many and varied roles in the music business. You will learn how it all works together, how revenue streams flow and how copyrights are protected and exploited. There will also be two days dedicated to tours of major music businesses and educational institutions in the region, to give you a behind-the-scenes and exclusive insight into the inner workings of venues, studios, record labels and other music enterprises.
Part of the programme will be devoted to you devising and running your own mini music project, using all the skills and information you discovered in the first stages and supported by your tutor. You will leave this 8-week creative course with a bounty of knowledge about possible career paths, a clear understanding of what skills each job requires you to have and how to go about getting those skills if you do not already have them.
|Week One||6th Feb (Mon)||4-5pm
|Creative Course Introductions
Introduction to the whole music industry. Course Overview
|9th Feb (Thurs)||4-8pm||Skills Development (Songwriting & Production)|
|Week Two||13th Feb (Mon)||4-7pm||Business Know How (PR & Funding)|
|16th Feb (Thurs)||4-10pm||Skills Development (Recording & Mixing)|
|Week Three||20th Feb (Mon)||4-8pm||Business Know How (Synchronisation & Bespoke Composition)|
|23rd Feb (Thurs)||1-5.30pm||Company Visits|
|Week Four||2nd Mar
|Week Five||6th Mar (Mon)||4-8pm||Business Know How (Generator, Management, & Self-releasing)|
|9th Mar (Thurs)||4.30pm -7pm||Introduction to the Projects (All courses together)|
|11th Mar (Sat)||10-4pm||Project Development Session
Guest Speaker: Dan Burt, Border Scout
|Week Six||13th Mar (Mon)||4-8pm||Project Development Session|
|18th Mar (Sat)||10-4pm||Project Development Session|
|Week seven||20th Mar (Mon)||4-8pm||One to one tutorials|
|23rd Mar (Thurs)||4-8pm||Project Development Session|
|Week eight||27th Mar (Mon)||4-8pm||Project Development Session|
|30th Mar (Thurs)||4-7pm||Project Completion (Showcase)|
*All venues are based in Newcastle City Centre.
** Please Note: depending on beneficiaries some dates/times are subject to change.
Interested in our September 2017 course?