Amplify London: Supporting Music in the Hub
In times of unfortunate circumstances and unfamiliarity, London Music Fund and YouTube Music have provided funding to five organisations from Amplify London in an aid to support musicians within our vital grassroot venues and organisations.
Music has the power to transform lives and these grants will inspire the next generation of musicians and support our vital grassroots organisations at a time when they need it the most.Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
Music has the power to transform lives and these grants will inspire the next generation of musicians and support our vital grassroots organisations at a time when they need it the most.Chrissy Kinsella, CEO of the London Music Fund
With this support present from UK Music and Music Venue Trust, it is often reassuring to see so many organisations supporting grass-root venues and musicians who have been affected most throughout this crisis.
The Fabulous Five: Projects Funded
Ambition Aspire Achieve
… Local youth club in Newham will launch their new music studio with music technology and digital music making workshops for vulnerable young people aged 12-14.
… Under the banner of Collage Arts in Haringey, it will run Voice Against Hate, a project celebrating difference, championing respect and combating hate in schools, through a bespoke song-writing programme.
Girls Rock London
… Will be running a 6-day intensive Summer Camp in Hackney in 2021, enabling young women and trans youth to learn an instrument and form a band, trained by industry professionals.
Ruff Sqwad Arts Foundation
… Will be training young MCs, producers and sound engineers over a period of 6 weeks, culminating in a live local performance in Tower Hamlets, and a recorded EP and music video.
School Ground Sounds
… in collaboration with Brixton Wings youth centre, it will run a three-week summer song-writing camp called Windrush Amplified (on the theme of Windrush) for vulnerable, local young people aged 11-16.