Held at Spotlight, the incredible new youth activities centre in Langdon Park, we were delighted to host our third manifesto council meeting. Welcoming representatives from several different organisations including Beatnik PR, Brighter Sound and Hackney Music Service, Wired4Music members and young people from Hackney Youth Forum gathered to discuss progression routes within the music.

Led by Wired4Music members Kaisle Grai and Michael Olorunfemi, five key questions surrounding the theme of progression were presented. The group then split into smaller parties to discuss topics in further detail and present back with their conclusions. The main questions asked were:

  • How do progression routes differ in music to those of more traditional career routes?
  • How can we increase local opportunities?
  • How can young people progress backstage/behind the scenes?
  • How could your musical journey have started earlier?
  • What are the smaller steps we can take to achieve larger goals?

We also heard from member Delicia Edgar who gave a brief talk on the Leadership Programme; for which we have just accepted nine new applicants in the second round. Congratulations to all those who were successful! Delicia discussed why Wired4Music is important to so many young people in London, stating: “Wired4Music opens up channels between us and the decision and policy makers” and continued that the council allows young people involved to “shape their destinies”.

Music is a community in which we can all belong. Look out for news on our next council meeting in the New Year, as well as fifth birthday celebrations and much more!

For the more detailed account of the meeting click here >W4M Progression Meeting Spotlight

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