Lack of finances can often leave artists frustrated and disappointed. However, it’s not all gloom and doom, - often overlooked, funding and grants can be the way forward if considered seriously.
We spoke with Nathan Lilley, Director of Music from ELAM (East London Arts & Music), a full-time industry academy for 16-19 year olds. The academy is open to young musicians or creatives interested in pursuing carer in music, film, T V, production, game design and more and in its first 3 years of running it has seen its alumni take on roles in all of these sectors.
Getting involved with music and experiencing different genres and styles isn't something that's always available and accessible to everyone - this is something that The Midi Music Company works towards changing. TMMC provides young people - mostly between the ages of 5-30 with music seminars, after school events and affordable short music programmes amongst other projects.