At Long Division Festival last month, we held a new event in the morning called Multiply.
Together with Tileyard Education and DIY, we presented an informal social where artists could come along and chat to people who put on gigs, write about them, play them, sell records and are general active people in the music industry.
We really enjoyed it and it was great to see some of our own young people down there too. The music industry can be incomprehensible, but often the best thing (rather than endless seminars and panels of ‘experts’) is to just have a nice chat. It’s been great to see real things come from this, including young people being commissioned to write magazine articles and others joining our #YoungTeam programme.
Thanks to all who attended and to Wakefield College for providing the space.