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We are Music news & overview

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WE ARE MUSIC AT JAYWICK MARTELLO TOWER

We have received funding from Essex Music Education Hub, Essex County Council & the Arts Council to provide sessions on […]

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NEXT WAM JAM SESSION FRIDAY 10 NOVEMBER

What great performances and an appreciative audience! Another  great night planned for Friday 10 November with the venue to be […]

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GET KNOWN – THE NEXT STEP ACOUSTIC SESSION HAMFORD VIEW DATE TBC

The acts need your support! Acoustic evening  with three acts. Entrance free, bring your own wine and beer, teas, coffees and […]

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WE ARE MUSIC HAS JOINED UK MUSIC’S REHEARSAL SPACE PROGRAMME.

We are pleased to be joining 15 rehearsal spaces which have been created in urban and rural areas throughout England. […]

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FUNDING RECEIVED FROM HEALTHSTRENGTH

GREAT NEWS we have received a grant so we can really help young people and adults from September forward. We […]

We are Music is a registered charity helping people to engage in the community through popular music. Our objects provide for the advancement of young people through music into the music industry, and education. There is no other provision in the area and in response to local demand we increased the breadth of facilities provided to include adult sessions. In July 2016 we received funding from the People’s Health Trust using money raised by the HealthStrength Community Interest Company through the Health Lottery.  This enables us to operate three days a week, providing sessions for 45 youngsters and adults through 2017 and also provide monthly gigs in the local areas.

Students from We are Music won the MFY National Partnership Awards for Rock Pop and Urban in 2013 and 2014, Bands from We are Music played at the Music for Youth Proms in  the Royal Albert Hall in 2016, 2014,and 2012. We are Music was set up by local people, who obtained a building, raised funds and built the rehearsal rooms and studios. The charity has run for eight years and former local students, became apprentices and four years on now teach and run the sessions.

We work with a range of funders and have received a grant in December 2016 from the National Foundation for Youth Music to support Get Known – The Next Step,  a project working with young people helping them to increase their knowledge of progression routes into the music industry and improve their performance skills. The programme runs through 2017. This programme is aimed at 18+ young musicians and people who want to consider the music industry as a career option. This follows on from the Get Known Artist development programme which finished in November 2016 supported by Youth Music, Essex Community Foundation and Tendring District Council. 

Emphasis on social media, crowd source funding, digital distribution and music streaming have helped emerging artists. Over 100 videos have been produced helping young artists and acts and the youtube channel has over 105,000 views.

In addition in August 2016 we ran a free skateboarding/BMX Music Festival in Brentwood, Essex. Landslide Festival