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Southbank Centre teams up with Ninja Tune and Big Dada on education programme

By | Published on Thursday 18 August 2022

Emerging Music Professionals

London’s Southbank Centre has teamed up with the Ninja Tune and Big Dada labels to launch a new education programme called Emerging Music Professionals. Supported by Lambeth Council’s Elevate Careers Fund, the programme will provide ten young people living in the London borough – who are interested in becoming music producers, promoters or programmers – with access to training and workshops explaining how the business of music works.

The programme will include a week-long foundational course and then eight monthly sessions, with participants getting to meet and hear from artists, promoters and label people, among others. Participants will also be paid for the time they spend with the programme at London living wage. A particular aim is to support aspiring music people from under-represented backgrounds.

Says Mark Ball, Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre: “The Emerging Music Professionals programme will provide an incredible opportunity for young people who are looking to make their creative mark in the music industry but perhaps don’t see themselves represented in it”.

“The expansive course, generously supported by Elevate, is testament to the incredible work of our creative learning and contemporary music programming teams”, he adds, “and, of course, the commitment to diversifying the talent pipeline by our industry partners, Ninja Dune and Big Dada”.