Here's a display of some of the professional and academic work I've produced as part of my course at University. Click here for Music Journalism pieces.
Currently, I'm working on a new project called Music Insider; the online friendly educator about the music business for young people.
Through filmed interviews and a potential podcast, the platform aims to address a gap in the market which exists for young people aged 14-19 who want to go into the music business, but need to learn more about the roles available to them; what they are, how they work and to hear about some of the cool exciting opportunities and advice available just for them! You'll be able to access the site soon at www.musicinsider.co.uk.
At the moment, I'm fundraising to help get Music Insider off the ground. Please watch the video below to find out more!
In 2018 I set up a new online-based social enterprise, which set out to diversify the opportunities music business interns and students face when they leave university, called Industree Music.
At Industree Music, we aim to reinvent the format of the internships’ scheme in the music industries and provide new opportunities for the next generation.
In my role, I created and wrote the business proposal, designed the website and organised our finances.
In 2016 I created a business called Bandit. I designed a dynamic website which uses a compatibility-based match-making system to create bands or music groups for musicians to gig with. It created it for the unsigned, available musician or band member – a Bandit. Based in the UK, Bandit aimed to engage users by creating suggested groups of local active musicians and live performers for them to connect and gig with. By using a music-compatibility database; built on what the musician is looking for and their abilities, Bandit aimed to create music groups or bands for the user to join and talk to about meeting up to rehearse and record music. Feel free to watch a tutorial and fundraiser video I made to explain how bandit works below!
In 2015, I set up a record label with a few friends called Lone Tone Records. My title was “Head of Legal affairs and Social Media”. I wrote our Music Release Agreement and Partnership Agreement as well as built our website and set up our social media presence, on FaceBook.
We also put on a sell-out gig at The Rainbow Venues in Digbeth (now known as The Mill). Part of my contribution to the success of the gig included making sure the artists were clear on how the night was running and what they would be required to do, for instance for their sound check, and ensuring the smooth procession of the night. I thoroughly enjoyed every step I was involved in, from legal work to promoting a sell-out gig!