50 Creative people in total for Music
As a student at South Essex College, Jack developed a passion for technical development and helping his fellow students. He is a shining example of how much a young person can achieve if supported and empowered and in 2016 was the winner of the Creative Choices Award.
Stage manager Josh has worked at the O2 Academy Brixton for 21 years, but his history of backstage work goes back even further. He told us about his career, from touring with Motörhead to applying farming skills to festival work, and gave 3 tips for becoming a stage manager.
From school assemblies to the 2012 Olympics, Miles has been working his way up in a backstage career since he was 15. He talked to us about his journey and gave some top tips for working backstage.
Senior director of HR for Universal Music, Morna played a key role in their groundbreaking paid internship scheme. For her outstanding commitment to passing on and developing creative skills, she was awarded the Music Skills Award 2015.
Gabrielle works as the office manager and front of house coordinator at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, with the company Live Nation. She explains her role and how she got into the live music sector with a venue apprenticeship.
Seiso, Mpho, Letsebela and Wandile are technical production trainees for the South African Roadies Association, which provides young people with training and employment skills for the music tech industry. They discussed their experiences of working and learning so far.
Glenn Hazard, David Bath and Kate Townley are apprentices in the Create Gloucestershire network, which has over 100 members from across the local arts and cultural sector. They discuss how they got started as apprentices, where they want to go next and offer some tips.
Boomsatsuma desribes itself as ‘the community interest company that's fueling the next creative generation’. Formed in 2009, they have created 13 apprenticeships and internships with funding from the Creative Employment Programme. We met with some of their young staff to talk about how they've found it.
Holly Haste works as an apprentice for Neon Street where she runs events, oversees projects and researches new musical talent. She told us about what her apprenticeship involves day-to-day, while her employer outlined his experiences of taking on an apprentice.
Oliver is an electrician by training, but his love of theatre led him to a career at The Crescent Arts Centre. Oliver takes care of sound, lighting and sets for a broad range of the centre’s clients.
Brian set up Production Services Ireland (PSI) in 1996 to meet the growing needs of the industry. Now Northern Ireland’s leading technical production company, they provide lighting for events such as Tennents Vital, Giro D’Italia and Riverdance production in China.
Greg has been playing guitar since he was 16. He shared his experiences of playing and performing in bands, up to his latest project, Iconic Eye.
Jonathan started out in performance but worked his way up into a technical career. He has worked for festivals, the 2012 Olympic Games and live events venues.
Amy turned her love of music into a job before she even graduated, and went on to a successful career which included working in A&R. She is now the Creative Director of a music publisher.
Steve started out as a trainee tape operator in 1975. He went on to become an award-winning producer, working with the likes of the Beach Boys and Culture Club. He talks about his journey in production.
Leroy is a musician who completed a course at London's Tech Music School. He talks about being taught by Amy Winehouse's drummer and gives advice for people who also want to get into music.
Scott Treeby discusses being a live events apprentice at Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.
Chris Collins has a long background working with artists in roles that see him travelling the world. He shares what the music industry is really like and why it's a great place to be.
Ceurywn Humphreys talks about learning events management as an apprentice with It’s my Shout Productions.
Music-loving Joe started out as an apprentice at Columbia Records. He discusses what he learned and gives his thoughts on apprenticeships.
Get Into Music has joined with Creative Choices
In Careers Advice
Sign up for our weekly careers newsletter