Media Release: YMI funding gets up and coming young musicians into the studio

WITH Scottish bands headlining summer music festivals around the world this year, some of Scotland’s promising young bands are being given the chance to work with professional recording studios to take their music careers to the next stage – thanks to a pilot scheme funded by the Scottish Arts Council’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI).

The YMI’s Demo fund has provided funding to five professional recording studios – Watercolour (Fort William), Hastie Retreat (Dundee), Chem19 (Hamilton), Park Lane (Glasgow) and Sub Station (Rosyth, Fife) to work with emerging local bands aged 14-25 and record a high-quality professional demo which will help them to present their music professionally to the industry and take their music career to the next level.

So far, nine bands have been selected to take part by local panels made up of studio representatives and music industry professionals, including Manor Park Elite from Stornoway, Gems McAdam from St Andrews, and Glasgow’s Black Rat Death Squad.

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