BUILDING BLOCS

BLOCS is a new model new music company. BLOCS is pan-Wales, with bases in Cardiff, Carmarthen, Swansea and Wrexham, and working with artists across the areas of management, live, and releases, with each working relationship tailored to meet the particular needs of each artist project.

We aim to ensure more sustainable careers for those wishing to work in music in Wales.

We’re offering 12 artists the opportunity to take part in Building BLOCS – a three month development programme tailored to individual needs, projects and outcomes. These music industry consultancy surgeries will be delivered by the experienced BLOCS team, starting in July 2021 and ending in September 2021.

Surgeries (taking place over the internet) have the capacity to support and cover all aspects of the music industry – from marketing, networking, tips on production/songwriting, live show development, strategy, wider industry knowledge and more. 

Where applicable, successful artists will also receive a complimentary pass for FOCUS Wales, International Showcase Festival, Wrexham.

Rydym yn cynnig cyfle i 12 artist gymryd rhan yn y cynllun Blociau Adeiladu – rhaglen ddatblygu tri mis wedi’i theilwra i anghenion, prosiectau a chanlyniadau’r unigolyn. Bydd y cymorthfeydd ymgynghori i’r diwydiant cerddorol hyn yn cael eu cyflwyno gan dîm profiadol BLOCS, gan ddechrau ym mis Gorffennaf 2021 ac yn dod i ben ym mis Medi 2021.

ELIGIBILITY

We’re looking for artists, musicians and bands who are 16 to 30 years of age, based in Wales and of a minority ethnic background.

PROJECT OUTCOMES

Each artist will have a development session tailored to their specific needs and will be able to draw upon the knowledge and experience of each BLOCS mentor.

Outcomes for each artist are tailored to each individual, but they may include:

  • 2 year music industry development plan mapped out
  • Live show development
  • Maximising your revenue streams (e.g. Sync / songwriting)
  • Social media & marketing training
  • International opportunities
  • Album / Single campaigns mapped out
  • Networking / contacts shared

Applications have now closed.