MEET OUR LIMF ACADEMY 2021-2022 MOST READY
We have the most amazing cohort this year who will all be on our award-winning programmes which includes:
- Performance opportunities at Liverpool International Music Festival and other regular showcases
- Monthly masterclass and skill sessions with industry leaders on topics such as marketing, promotion, performance, distribution, media training, funding opportunities, resilience training and much more
- Free Rehearsal Time
- Paid Membership to the Musician’s Union and PRS For Music
- Free global distribution for their music via Ditto Music
- Mentoring, Advice and Signposting
- Bursaries to help with their careers (between £750-£2,500)
- Access to LIMF Academy partners
- Music making and collaborative opportunities
- Marketing support
On top of this, for our three of the most exceptional music creators from the cohort, we offer a 12 month Elite Talent Development Programme, which includes:
- Additional financial investment in their career – including a topped up bursary and contribution to their PR and live activities
- Creation of professional press assets – photographs, biogs and EPKs
- Bespoke masterclass sessions responding to the music creator specific needs
- Networking opportunities with key industry insiders
- 12 months of intensive mentoring by an industry professional
- 12 months of coaching by a professional life and performance coach
- Showcase opportunities to key press and industry in both Liverpool and London plus much more
Our Most Ready for this year are AMBER JAY, NI MAXINE and LAZYGIRL. Check out their session videos and interviews below:
Born and raised in Liverpool, Amber Jay balances delicate vocals with experimental production, meshing cinematic storytelling with artful pop.
Aided by producer Kurran Karbal her debut EP, Never Too Far from a Dark Thought received support from Huw Stephens. The EP saw Jay and Karbal take her initially acoustic songs and evoke Billie Eilish and The Japanese House .
Ni Maxine is a Neo-Jazz Singer-Songwriter; a black woman navigating the modern world and exploring themes of home, identity, self-esteem and belonging. It is a testament to Ni Maxine’s talent that so soon after taking her art seriously, her song Justice was selected as BBC Radio 1’s Tip of the Week.
Her message is clear; “I want to inspire young people who are having (or had) a similar experience to what I had, growing up, and cultivate community. The algorithm divides us, but we are more powerful when we are united.”
Combining dreamlike melodies with down-to-earth lyricism exploring mental health, femininity and LGBTQ+ identity, Lazygirl is a bedroom pop, multi-instrumentalist with a lot to say.
Though tied to womanhood and mental health, there is an element of escapism in her music. It is both realistic, and fantasist, as if acknowledging the darkness, but refusing to wallow in it. There is always hope and optimism on the horizon.
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