We all know that Get It Loud In Libraries programmes fab acts (Clean Bandit, Young Fathers, Ezra Furman, Rae Morris, Gruff Rhys.... the list is almost endless!) in libraries all across the North West, but there's so much more to what we do than the live-ness and loud-ness of our gigs. Get It Loud In Libraries is committed to developing the next wave of techie talent with their young people’s sound and digital media development programmes. As part of this initiative, young people have the chance to gain real-world work experience in areas such as sound engineering, video production, interviewing, social media and brand management, and music journalism. One of our work placements, Emily (14) from St. Helens, says that working with us was "an amazing experience" and Lucy (14) also from St. Helens said that she had "gained confidence through interviewing the band members and members of the audience" and that she had "enjoyed taking photos and experiencing this type of work".
Whilst working with Get It Loud In Libraries, young people gain useful skills and contacts in the media and music industries that they can use in their future careers. Here’s our very own Robbie Williams talking about how working with us has provided him with a launch pad for his career.
The Get It Loud In Libraries’ team also trains budding young digital producers to produce promotional content – from videos through to tweets – for our gigs. As part of this, the young digital producers have met acts such as Nick Mulvey, Blossoms, Superfood and Thumpers… all whilst interviewing them for their Vimeo channel. After interviewing Rae Morris, Jess (16) from Kendal said "I have learned about social media, photography and interview techniques. It is a unique opportunity and I want to continue to be a part of the project". Additionally, we’ve also supported young people to take on behind-the-scenes roles in events management that provide the opportunity to learn about customer service skills and to see top acts play in libraries! Who wouldn’t want to do that, eh? Here’s what Sophie, Dom and Lizzie have to say about their experience working for Get It Loud In Libraries…
So, whilst we LOVE live music and LOVE the work that we do in programming the best acts about to play in your local library, we also do so much more. The work placements we provide are about much more than making the brews (in fact, we don’t think we’ve EVER been made a brew yet!)… they are about providing enriching, educational experience for young people who want to make their move on the media and music industries.
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