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DIY Guide to Mentoring in Music Released

Mentoring in Music is a comprehensive DIY guide to mentoring that gives you the tools you need to create opportunities to get mentoring or be a mentor.

Published: 20 August 2021 | 6:13 PM
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The creator Frank Hamilton hoped the guide would help new entrants to the industry navigate the best path to finding the right mentor. Photo credit: Shutterstock

The guide includes information on what mentoring is, its benefits, and information on the roles of mentee and mentor.

It includes a step by step guide covering:

  • Finding a mentor
  • Setting SMARTER goals
  • The mentoring process
  • What happens after a mentoring arrangement ends

It also includes examples of mentoring agreements – which cover things like frequency of meetings, timescale of the relationship, rules and expectations, alongside useful resources for mentors and mentees.

Download the Mentoring in Music Guide.

By and for young people in the music industry

The guide was created by artist and Bedroom Indie label owner Frank Hamilton, and the UK Music Futures Group.

Frank, known for his pioneering One Song A Week project and critically acclaimed follow up album ‘Songs To Make Life Slightly Less Awkward’, said he hoped the guide would help new entrants to the industry navigate the best path to finding the right mentor.

He also hopes that the guide will also encourage those working in all parts of the industry to lend their skills and expertise to advise others by becoming a mentor.

“If this guide helps just one person to understand the process and make it seem more achievable, then I’ve done what I set out to do.

“In truth I hope it can inspire many to seek out their own mentoring arrangements and improve their chances of success, both personally and professionally,” he said.

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