Newham Music will work with Westfield Stratford City to house a pop-up music production studio for members of the local communities to use, free of cost, exploring their talents and collaborating with other musicians to produce high-quality tracks and recordings. We will kit-out the studio with professional-grade equipment and enlist industry professionals to work one on one with emerging community musicians, particularly attracting the young people who congregate in the surrounding areas, including outside Stratford Underground Station and in the Stratford Centre shopping complex.
Newham Music will promote the project and share the tracks that have been created throughout the project across all of our channels, making them available to all participants. Our partnership with Westfield will include showcasing and staging opportunities through their Westfield Presents... programme.
What we'll deliver:
- Provide an engaging, creative, safe space for young people to develop skills in digital media production
- Enlist professional music production team to work with local emerging artists
- Promote young local musicians via social media, streaming platforms, showcase opportunities and more
Why it's a great idea:
This project will bring a new and exciting creative opportunity for the busy Westfield Stratford shopping centre. While we aim to especially support emerging young artists, there will be no age limit to participation and we will offer accessible, adaptable activities for all abilities
The most frequent request Newham Music receives from young people is to provide a designated space to create, record, and distribute their music. This space will not only serve that purpose but will attract new audiences and signpost them to continued further engagement opportunities, encouraging long-term change and sustainable positive outcomes in the area.
This first step in a new partnership with Westfield will build a foundation on which Newham Music can continue to offer high-profile performance opportunities for the children and young people of the borough, raising their aspirations and paving pathways into further education and employment.
Steps to get it done:
- Creating and distributing initial invitations and marketing materials
- Kitting out the studio
- Opening studio to the public
- First track uploaded online
- 100th track uploaded online