S?n unveils new workshop and training opportunities

Welsh music company S?n is offering training, advice and practical support sessions for new and emerging songwriters and musicians.

The new scheme, entitled Barod, meaning ‘ready’ in Welsh, is an intensive programme of workshops aimed at giving artists the opportunity to take their career to the next stage.

According to the organisers, the programme will be split between How The Music Business Works, a series of eight two hour seminars delivered by CMU’s Chris Cooke and a number of separate artist development workshops.

The first Welsh Music Industry Gathering will also be a part of the initiative and take place on 7 April.

Commenting, John Rostron, co-founder of S?n Festival and the Welsh Music Prize, told the Unsigned Guide: At S?n we work with hundreds of bands every year. Many ask us for help or advice and we found there were particular issues that kept coming back again and again. It was this that inspired us to create Barod.

‘We want to focus on practical training and workshops to give bands the tools they need to help their career or make their lives in a band much easier, so they can get on making music and playing shows. It’s a really exciting step for us to branch out from being promoters and festival makers into offering this new way to support music in Wales.’

Visit the S?n website to find out more.

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