On 25 July 2018, NYMAZ Ambassador Luke Coupland interviewed Hope & Social's Rich Huxley. He talks about making your music career sustainable, what his average week looks like, and what advice he'd give to a young musician getting started in the industry.
"Start small, do things with other people, collaborate, learn from others, surround yourself with people who are more interesting and brilliant than you are, and that will pull you along...and don't be afraid to ask for money."
Backing Track for the Tall Ships Races in Sunderland big music participation!
Paradise: written and performed by children from the Switch project at Bilton Children’s Centre, who worked alongside Tom Hawthorn & Simon Denis from Live Music Now band Steppin’ Out during a series of songwriting workshops earlier this year. The project was delivered by a partnership of NYCC Prevention Service, Live Music Now and NYMAZ, funded by NYCC and Youth Music.
Music composed by pupils at East Cowton Primary School, during their iPad Music Club with Andrew Cleaton. The pieces include explorations of loops and samples and atmospheric compositions using synthesised sound inspired by "Space"! The iPad Music Club was supported jointly by the school and the National Foundation for Youth Music, as part of the NYMAZ Musical Inclusion Programme for North Yorkshire.
In early 2015, pupils from Sherburn CofE Primary School worked with musicians from juice vocal ensemble to create new compositions and soundscapes, inspired by a visit to the Wharram Percy abandoned medieval village. The project was funded by the National Foundation for Youth Music, as part of the NYMAZ Musical Inclusion Programme for North Yorkshire.