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At a time when gigs have been outlawed due to COVID-19, a job as a live music promoter might not be the first thing on your list in your Zoom call with your careers adviser. However, as unbelievable as this seems, there will be a time when people are allowed out to socialise again, and when that happens they will be famished for events. That’s when the next generation of promoters will be given an opportunity to shine. 

If you are between 18-25 and want to fill your city or town with lovely live sounds in our post-pandemic society, then you are in luck as North-East music and business support agency Generator is looking for ten young people to take under their wing and show them the ropes, as well as offer skills transferable to other roles including Artist Manager, Tour Manager, Festival Producer, Artist Liaison and more.

Their Create:Live programme wants to give those selected the opportunity to plan and deliver a show at a North East music venue featuring local artists and other local industry freelancers, with a budget provided. They will also be matched with a relevant mentor, who will guide them through the programme and support the development of their career.  

Generator’s CEO, Hannah Matterson, adds, “I’m very excited to be able to offer these opportunities for young people through our Create:Live programme, as funded by Youth Music’s Incubator Fund.” 

“There are many more careers available in the music industry outside performing and I wanted Generator to be able to highlight those by giving young people across the North East the chance to train and develop careers as promoters.” 

“They form a vital part of the music ecosystem and I’m hoping that this project will help us develop the next generation of promoters, to continue to encourage the variety of music scenes the region has to offer.” 

In line with Generator’s Keychange pledge, a minimum of 50% of participants on this programme will be female or gender minorities.  

To apply, participants must be aged 18-25, be able to commit 6-10 hours per month, be able to demonstrate a good standard of knowledge of North East music and be based in the North East (Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, County Durham and Teesside). 

Interested applicants can click here to apply. Deadline is Friday 5th February.

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