UK studio network Pirate Studios and Future1000 has announced an extended programme to help 1,000 young female, trans and non-binary students get ahead in the music industry. Presented by BBC Radio 1’s Jaguar, the scheme will offer 1,000 hours of free rehearsal space alongside mentorship from respected names and institutions, such as Jayda G and Ministry of Sound Records.
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Future1000 was launched in 2021 by Jaguar and in-school music education platform FutureDJs. Its new partnership with Pirate Studios continues its goal of breaking down barriers to music production and allow access to state-of-the-art DJ and production equipment.
Students can apply to the initiative by visiting the Future1000 website. Those invited to take part will be enrolled in the course, running through the summer holidays until the end of 2021, and will receive free access to educational tools including a license to Soundtrap.
Jayda G, TAAHLIAH, Jyoty and Jaguar will host a selection of monthly live workshops in the initiative, offering wisdom on DJ’ing, music production, radio presenting and performance. Female industry body The Cat’s Mother will also offer participants a 30-minute consultation, offering advice and expertise of the industry. These sessions coincide with a 12-party online course developed by FutureDJs in line with the London College of Music Education.
Students are also invited to submit a DJ mix to Future1000, which may receive promotion from Ministry of Sound Records and win them a DJ set at a Ministry of Sound Records event. Mixes must be submitted by 30 September, with winners announced on 15 October.
Registration for Future1000 is open now. Students can submit a short application form on future1000.org, while teachers can nominate their students to join the programme.
Learn more about Pirate Studios at pirate.com.