Back in March, Wired4Music members were invited to take part in a fantastic all-day event called Industry Takeover; organized by Urban Development, a music foundation that aims to help young creative individuals overcome barriers and achieve their goals.

The event took place in Ravensborough University in Greenwich, where we set our very own stall and joined many youth and music education organizations that took part. This was an opportunity to network with young music-minded individuals while spreading the word about the work of Wired4Music. It was very inspiring to hear the positive feedback with regards to the participation of Wired4Music council members in empowering projects and opportunities for leadership!

The day was filled with many music themed activities, including informative seminars and industry workshops that focused on the professional development of artists. An exciting panel featuring artists working in the music industry gave the chance for audience members to participate in the discussion by asking questions such as: “How can young musicians enter the industry?“, “How important is social media in building a fanbase?” and “How can I make the most of networking opportunities?“. This was the perfect opportunity to join in the conversation about musical futures as well as raise important issues that stand as barriers to achieving our goals.

There were plenty of opportunities for young people to interact with the activities that were on offer during the day – Wired members even took part in a karaoke shower! Along with exclusive performances from industry success stories such as Ghetts and Chipmunk, young emerging artists were given the platform to showcase their talent throughout the day – reminding all that opportunities for developing talent was the core aim of many organisations that took part in the event.

Zelal Sezgin, Wired Member

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