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Funding awarded for shmu to continue Aberdeen Youth Music Partnership

shmu has been awarded £10,000 by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative to continue to deliver the Aberdeen Youth Music Partnership (AYMP). The project will build on a successful year of work in 2020/21 and run throughout 2022.

The AYMP brings together organisations, practitioners and young people in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to help strengthen the youth music sector in the region.

Date added: 16/12/2021

shmu awarded funding for new YMI project 'Pitching Up'

Shmu has been awarded over £29,000 by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI) to run ‘Pitching Up’, an exciting new Access to Music Making project, in 2022.

Date added: 16/12/2021

57 North Aberdeen Music Sector Survey

Are you involved in music in Aberdeen?

Fill out the 57 North Aberdeen Music Sector Survey.

We’re trying to understand how the sector is currently operating (and realise that is now changing on a daily, even hourly, basis), where there are gaps and how they are bridged, and how we can target those gaps.

Date added: 28/04/2020

57 North part of new SMIA Advisory Group

The Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) has announced the appointment of its inaugural Advisory Group. The group includes 57 North Coordinator John Anderson.

Date added: 26/04/2020

57 North COVID-19 - Advice and Resources

If you're involved in music, 57 North has a list of helpful links to Advice & Resources relating to the coronavirus crisis, including a number of new funds which have been set up as a response to COVID-19.

Click here to see the list.

Date added: 23/03/2020

57 North Presents: Virtues

Aberdeen rock band Virtues played their first gig in November 2019.

They’ve since released an EP ‘You're Alive’ and are due to support Pleasure Heads at The Cellar in Aberdeen on Friday 20th March.

Date added: 26/02/2020

57 North Presents: Karma for Vandals

Aberdeen-based instrumental post-rockers Karma for Vandals formed in 2017.

They celebrate the release of their forthcoming EP ‘Voa’ with a gig at Aberdeen’s Blue Lamp on Sunday 8th March, with support from Seas, Starry and Bonnie Mutt.

Date added: 19/02/2020

57 North Presents: Watchfires

Aberdeen indie-rockers Watchfires have decided to call it a day after seven years, an EP, two albums and multiple gigs.

They released their final song 'Another Us' in January and play a farewell show at The Lemon Tree on Saturday 29th February with support from Ghostwriter and Forest Fires.

Date added: 12/02/2020

57 North Presents: Rachael Bisset

Rachael Bisset is a singer-songwriter from Aberdeen.

She performed at Aberdeen's Hogmanay Celebrations in 2018 and supported Barns Courtney at The Tunnels as part of his UK tour.

Rachael released her debut single ‘Idle Threat’ in December 2019, followed by an EP in January 2020.

Date added: 29/01/2020

57 North Presents: Audiokicks

Local indie outfit Audiokicks return to the show, complete with a new line-up.

Now a four-piece consisting of Gavin Baxter (guitar/vocals), Iain Jamieson (vocals/guitar), Jamie Robson (drums) and Mathilde Fongen (bass/vocals), they release new single ‘Stuck on Repeat’ on 9th February.

Date added: 22/01/2020