As part of this years FREE Women in Music Short Course, we have invited music industry speakers along to discuss different professional routes and their experiences with attendees. The music industry is a complex, multi dimensional place with endless possibilities. The perfect creative career could be something you haven’t heard of yet, but utilises your unique skillset. The speakers we have chosen for this course come from varying industrial routes and they have all worked with a wide variety of creatives throughout their time in the music industry.

 

Join us on this FREE course starting Saturday 15th of January 2022, with classes running for 2 weekends, 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday.

The course will focus on empowerment and employability, giving insight into essential skills needed for working in music. We’ll work through CV building, interview techniques, building artist development plans and more.

Read on to find out more about the speakers joining us on this round of the course.

Susan Montgomery

If you have attended a Resonate event in the past few years, the event has been Susans’ creative vision.

Not only is she the Project Manager of one of Scotlands’ leading music events but she is also a Music Publisher at 23rd Precinct. Susan will offer masses of knowledge to those attending the course.

Susan has been part of the 23rd Precinct Music team a little over 4 years and in that time she has helped breathe a new lease of life into the publishing company. Working tirelessly to organise a historic catalogue whilst simultaneously seeking new and exciting opportunities for budding songwriters & producers.
During lockdown she committed to running virtual songwriting camps to maintain a level of optimism and creativity within the 23rd roster. Early this year, Notting Hill Music Group enlisted Susan’s A&R experience, assigning her to the role of A&R for South East Asia working with Notting Hill partner Sony ATV in that territory.

She will highlight the publishing sector within her seminar, not only discussing it’s strengths as a potential career route, but also it’s significance to musicians in the international market.

Find out more about Susan in her 2020 Many Hats interview, exclusive to the AMS Blog.

Honeyblood

Honeyblood is the acclaimed rock-pop project centered around singer, songwriter and guitarist Stina Tweeddale.

Backed by her supporting live band, Honeyblood is one of the most successful breakout Scottish acts in recent years; having completed sold-out headline tours across the UK, US, Europe, Australia and Asia, as well as having shared stages with the likes of Foo Fighters, Wolf Alice and Garbage.

Heavily championed by press and radio alike, Honeyblood has released three critically acclaimed albums – each Nominated for the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award – and has long-time fans in BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Q and The Guardian to name but a few.

Having been in the middle of recording the fourth Honeyblood album when the pandemic hit in 2020, Tweeddale pivoted her plans and began developing a lockdown creative project under the name Stina Marie Claire in collaboration with fans on Patreon. Returning to her DIY roots, the 4-track EP ‘A Souvenir of a Terrible Year’ was released on 1 October 2021 via Tweeddale’s own label ICEBLINK LUCK.

At present, she has re-commenced work on the fourth Honeyblood record, it’s shaping up to be the defining album of her career. Packed with songs that are well-crafted, powerful and fully-formed, the fourth LP is set to leave listeners hooked in an instant and take Honeyblood to exciting and hard-earned new heights.

Stina will discuss all of this and more in her seminar, we can’t wait to hear what she has to say. Check out Stina’s music below. 

Queens of Noise 

Queens of Noise is a female centric music event in Glasgow, established by Hannah Campbell and Kathryn Dryburgh in 2019 with the intention of being a place created by young people to celebrate the female contribution to the local scene across Scotland.

Their events offered panels, workshops and live performance showcases with an inclusive focus, in an environment where anyone is welcome that supports the need for a greater gender balance across the creative industries as a whole. 

Whether your view came from backstage or on the stage, the aim was to pass on the knowledge from panellists to audience members, creating a more open, communicative environment than the events the creators had attended before while presenting young attendees with the chance to network. No person in the room, regardless of experience was more important than each other, offering a level playing field for meaningful engagements. 

Queens of Noise built a small but loyal following and were praised by attendees and industry members for creating the environment they aimed for. Sadly due to COVID-19 regulations the founders are yet to feel the events can continue in their true form, however both founders have pushed forward to establish their current industry roles. 

During their joined seminar, Hannah and Kathryn will be discussing the possibility of building your own company while in education and youth entrepreneurship as well as the impact Queens of Noise has had on their current industry roles within the music sector. 

If you would like to join these seminars and learn more about female empowerment and employability in the music sector, submit your application now for the Women in Music short course, starting Saturday 15th January 2022. 

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