Leading names in the music industry are coming together at The Oh Yeah Music Centre in Belfast for The Capital XTRA ‘Music Potential’ programme aimed at helping aspiring new artists and musicians aged between 18-25. Other participating cities include Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and London.
Mentors for Belfast are Northern Irish songwriter Callum Stewart, Ivor Novello winner and Grammy-nominated artist, Iain Archer writer, composer and producer, and R&B/Jazz artist Leah McFall.
The programme includes a three-fold process with a series of boot-camps. The first instalment takes place on Tuesday the 30th of January and is an opportunity for participants to try out the disciplines on offer including Song Writing and Performance, Radio Presenting and Producing, Music Industry, Events and Music Production which includes either Ableton or Logic training.
60 people will then be chosen to take part in a ten-day MPX course commencing on February 19th in their chose discipline. Each discipline will include guest facilitators, mentors, producers and industry professionals who will share their expertise, present master classes, offer advice and prepare groups for a local showcase in April.
‘It’s an amazing opportunity for young people to gain experience and make connections through the all-expenses paid program. No other opportunity allows you to work with some of the best in the industry, have it all paid for and come out with a qualification at the end, I am really excited to help launch this in Belfast!’ – says Sian O’Neill from Oh Yeah Music Centre
You can register to attend at Capitalxtra.com.