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Beacons Launches Honey Sessions Project For Artists and Producers Creating MOBO

'Honey Sessions' is designed to support artists and producers working within MOBO genres. It's been set up in collaboration alongside the Forté Project and with a focus on creative collaborations between artists and producers.

Published: 19 July 2021 | 5:45 PM
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“a unique opportunity for five young artists and five young producers to work together to make brand new music.” Photo credit: Shutterstock

The project has been specifically designed to help and inspire young songwriters, artists and producers who create hip hop, rap and grime, R&B and pop music in Wales.

The ‘Honey Sessions’ will take place in August 2021, and will provide a unique opportunity for five young artists and five young producers to work together to make brand new music and to further their knowledge of the industry by learning from a range of high profile industry professionals.

It will place an emphasis on artists and producers creating MOBO - Music of Black Origin - and will highlight emerging creators in this encompassing genre. And it has been developed in consultation with a range of industry professionals working specifically in MOBO genres.

It is a project born from Beacons junior officer Sizwe Chitiyo, who has long felt the need for support in MOBO music in Wales:

“Young people creating music in MOBO genres have previously lacked support in many areas of the industry, the ‘Honey Sessions’ has been designed to provide a platform for creativity and knowledge to those emerging musicians, as well as creating a new network of high profile industry expertise.

“We want the Honey Sessions to provide a community with the space and the support to help them flourish!”

The Sessions will be partnering with some people at Sony on industry expertise and holding some sessions around A&R and Song-writing. All eligible artists and producers who apply will have access to exclusive talks from industry experts in A&R, song-writing and social media expertise in order to gain key insights into the music industry.

To find out more about the project, including more detailed eligibility criteria and how to apply, see the Honey Sessions’ website.

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