Sage Gateshead is delighted to announce the 20 emerging and independent artists who will take place in Summer Studios 2021.
Summer Studios are free, week-long residencies during August for musicians, producers, artists, rappers and singers of all genres to be able to create new work, develop their practice or prepare for a performance.
This year’s Summer Studios will take place from 2 August – 15 August 2021, offering dedicated rehearsal studio and facilities to artists for one week, as well as one-to-one sessions and clinics with music industry professionals.
From around 170 applications, a panel of Sage Gateshead staff, North East music industry professionals and former participants had the challenging task of choosing 20 fiercely committed, creative acts and artists whose craft will be helped by this opportunity.
Music that will be conceived and created during the programme will include the twisted R&B futurism of Glor1a, IDM-influenced post-punk from North East two-piece Badger, Newcastle Neo-Soul from Lyras, melodic alt-rock from Honeyflux, contemporary Classical pushed into new areas by Sam Cave, and live coding compositions from Shelly Knotts.
Sage Gateshead Senior Producer Emily Jones said “We’re delighted to work with such an exciting range of artists and to be able to support music-making in person at Sage Gateshead after such a challenging period for all of us.
“The range and quality of applications for this programme has reminded us of how many brilliant independent artists have been creating great work in the last 16 months. This programme of support will help these artists get ready to return to touring and playing live, and to develop some of the amazing work they have created during lockdown.”
Residents will be able to attend workshops on industry-relevant topics such as approaching promoters, writing funding bids, stage presence, songwriting, music publishing and management. Last year’s workshops featured professionals from Sony Music, NARC Magazine, PRS Foundation and PolyArts Management amongst others.
Find out more about all 20 artists below:
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Sage Gateshead is one of 40 PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development Partners. Sage Summer Studios forms part of a wider programme of talent development at Sage Gateshead that will provide opportunities for a broad range of musicians working across different music genres.
Sage Gateshead is a PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner supported by PPL
Sage Gateshead is a signatory to Sound and Music’s Fair Access Principles