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BEACONS LAUNCHES SUMMIT A MUSIC INDUSTRY CONFERENCE BY YOUNG PEOPLE BY YOUNG PEOPLE

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By: Ceri Shaw
Posted in: Music

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FRIDAY 9 APRIL – SATURDAY 10 APRIL – SUNDAY 11 APRIL


Beacons has announced a brand-new free online Welsh music industry conference for young people by young people (16-25) called Summit which will take place online from Friday 9 April to Sunday 11 April. Tickets are free and available from  www.beacons.cymru Beacons Summit is a digital Welsh music industry conference curated by young people, for young people. Its purpose is to get you started on your creative journey, to visualize your career and to offer you guidance through the thrilling labyrinth of the Welsh music industry. The weekend long event will provide diverse educational material surrounding the music industry and illuminate the journeys and stories of inspiring Welsh based professionals. 

Summit will cover a wide range of subjects including songwriting with two of Wales’ leading young songwriters Violet Skies & Alex Stacey, Social Media tips from Hansh, starting up a record label with Rose Parade Recording Company and Libertino Records, becoming the next generation of tastemakers with Sophie Williams (NME/The Guardian/Dork) and Rebecca Llewellyn (Becky and the Bands), Side Hustling with Tumi Williams, Simon Parton, What is A&R with Lily Beau Conway and more to be announced which appear on  www.beacons.cymru

Young people are the driving force behind Beacons, and a key strand within Beacons has been the establishment of a ‘Young Consultants’ team. Since November, our Young Consultants have been designing Beacons’ first public offer: an online music industry conference by young people for young people, called ‘Summit’.

Beacons Summit will aim to create a platform that unites the Welsh industry through inspiring talks, visual art, interviews, live performances and video content.

Over the past year, we’ve been developing Beacons - a new bilingual suite of online resources designed to empower the next generation of the music and creative industries in Wales. Beacons will be built and delivered by young people for young people seeking knowledge, opportunity and networks to illuminate future career paths.

There will be distinct areas of Summit to help young people:

1) DIY SERIES:

A bullet point video series of quick insights, hacks and top-tips. Video content delivered by industry professionals who have mastered effective ways to overcome challenges and get things done/achieve results. Ranging from ‘beginners’ videos for those who are new to the industry to ‘advanced’ videos for those who are looking to polish skill sets they already possess.


2) ‘HOW TO’ GUIDES: 

A deeper dive into the world of the music industry. First-hand accounts from professionals who have been determined to carve careers in the sector they love. They will be guiding the listeners along their own professional experiences, and giving insights into the kind of challenges that will inevitably have to be faced within the industry, and how to overcome them, whilst also teaching which skills are essential to a career in this competitive sector and how to develop them.

3) WELLBEING / PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: 

An area devoted to the promotion of wellbeing and mental health of young people.

Join us for the journey.

Beacons Summit will take place between Friday 9 April – Sunday 11 April, online and free tickets are now available at www.beacons.cymru 

Beacons is made possible by funding through Creative Wales, Youth Music and Anthem

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