Pitching Up - a new project from 57N, shmu & PitchPlay Music

Aged 16-25, live in Aberdeen/shire & create original music? Find out how to get involved!

Funding awarded for shmu to continue Aberdeen Youth Music Partnership

Aberdeen Youth Music Partnership will work to strengthen sector in 2022

What is 57 North?

57 North is a music hub for North East Scotland,

Our website provides everything from event listings to opportunities and we're also involved in the organising of music industry-focused events, advice and development in the region.

Our sister radio show '57 North Presents' is broadcast on shmuFM every Monday from 8-10pm. 

Future shmu music projects will also sit under the 57 North banner.

We currently have a COVID-19 Advice & Resources section for those involved in music on the site, while pre-recorded 57 North Presents shows continue to be brodcast on Mondays.

For the very latest updates from 57 North, keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram accounts.

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shmu DJ & Music Tech Project

For DJs & musicians of any level aged 16-25 living in Northfield, Cummings Park, Middlefield, Tillydrone, Woodside, Seaton or Torry

Learn and improve your skills in music tech, live set-ups, sound engineering & DJing

A FREE 4 week project running from 2-5pm on Saturdays from 1st June 2024 at shmu HQ in Woodside, Aberdeen.

Date added: 14/05/2024

Pitching Up - a new project from 57N, shmu & PitchPlay Music

Our new Pitching Up project, run by our 57 North strand, will offer the opportunity for up to 20 young songwriters, singers, producers, composers and musicians to learn and create alongside PitchPlay Music – a dedicated international music publishing service with directors based in Aberdeen and London.

Date added: 08/03/2022

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

57 North Presents

57 North Presents is a weekly interview-based radio show on shmuFM dedicated to local music from the Aberdeen area. 

Presented by Alan Henderson, we're live on shmuFM every Monday from 8-10pm,

The show is also repeated on Fridays at Midnight and available on Listen Again for 7 days.

Interested in appearing on the show? Email info@57north.org

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Commercial arm/shmuTRADE

Do you want to record in our state-of-the-art studio? Are you a community choir, school band, poet, playwright or musician? We can offer very competitive rates for recording promotional CDs that your organisation can then sell for fundraising or use to promote your work. We can link everything to shmuFM so you can also find out how you can secure radio play or appearances on shows running on our community radio station. To find out more about rates and services click here.