Although COVID-19 may have foiled our musical plans, there are still opportunities out there to continue learning within the industry and hone your skillset. One UK company is offering that opportunity at a seriously reasonable price.
Sonic Workshops comprises a community of ambitious and innovative individuals with a desire to teach and encourage accountability, team-building and networking in the industry. The goal is to provide a modern and affordable evolution to music education, with access to a community, a weekly accountability club, Q&A session and one-on-one mentoring sessions. Sonic Workshops courses will cover touring, studio, music theory and more, with members being effectively matched to a mentor and team that will help achieve their ambitions.
Currently being held over Zoom, the one-to-one sessions are available with Danny Harvey (co-founder of Sonic Workshops, manager at Tandem Management), Benjamin Langford Bliss (founding member of As It Is), Kate Truscott (general manager and brand partnership manager at the Kevin Lyman Group), Sam Rushton (lead guitarist for Orchards), Dayna Travers (founder/CEO of Big Picture Media), and more.
Shares director and co-founder of Sonic Workshops, George Donoghue, says: “Over the years, I have been lucky enough to have been mentored and taken under the wing of some great people, a tradition that is upheld in the recording community. I was shown behind the curtain and into the reality of how it all works. Sonic Workshops was started from this idea of passing on this tradition of mentoring.”
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Meet @daynatravers @bigpicturemedia Founder and CEO Dayna Ghiraldi-Travers launched the full-service entertainment Public Relations firm in 2007 in New York City. The boutique agency boasts an all female staff of publicists that continue to be trailblazers in the entertainment PR industry. Her award winning firm has represented hundreds of diverse artists like Sum 41, American Authors, Switchfoot, The Used, All Time Low, Kansas, Naughty by Nature, New Found Glory, The Eagles, Matisyahu, Peter Gabriel, Thrice, lil aaron, Yanni, Travis Mills and Sheppard. Additional household name clients include film composers like John Williams and Hans Zimmer as well as companies like Hopeless Records, Emo Nite LA, Pure Noise Records, To Write Love on Her Arms, The Village Voice and more. BPM handles all publicity for the City Parks Foundation SummerStage series, Strange 80s annual events, The New York, San Francisco & Los Angeles Coffee Festivals, 320 Festival with Talinda Bennington, The Bushwick Film Festival and more. Dayna’s core vision is the backbone of a company dedicated to the client in all capacities. Dayna has spoken on panels and participated in the mentorship program at SXSW, Sundance Film Festival and the New York Independent Film Festival. She has also held speaking engagements at NYU, Belmont, LIU, Drexel and more to inspire the next generation of entertainment industry hopefuls. Dayna has also produced an award winning horror film, several music videos and is in pre-production on her next feature film project. Most recently Dayna joined the Board of Advisors for Immersia Labs, venturing into the Cannabis/Tech space. Her energy is contagious, her ideas are boundless and she never stops pushing herself while supporting and encouraging all of those around her.
Memberships for Sonic Workshops starts at £1 per month for the Basic subscription. This will give you access to the Sonic Workshops community and the ability to purchase tokens for one-to-one mentoring. The Premium membership costs £20 per month, and will give you full access to the community, the accountability club, Q&A sessions and one mentoring session per month.
To learn more about Sonic Workshops and sign up head to sonicworkshops.co.uk.
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