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Emerging musicians are invited to apply for a new innovative programme which aims to support music talent. Birkenhead venue Future Yard have announced a scheme which will provide access to quality studio space, personalised mentorship support, expert knowledge from leading industry minds and a vibrant peer-to-peer community.

Propeller will help artists to realise the best possible version of themselves. The membership scheme will work with early-career and established artists with huge potential, to help them develop their work, build their audience and establish robust career foundations. Members will be given regular access to rehearsal studios at Future Yard as well as a dedicated industry mentor who will work through a personalised development plan.

A membership to this programme will grant access to a wide range of workshops and masterclasses from the Future Yard team, industry leaders and music practitioners with representatives from Bandcamp, Redlight Management, Partisan Records and The Musicians’ Union.

The permanent scheme welcomes applications from bands and artists who are willing to learn, focus and improve their skills. Propeller will enable musicians to grow and take control of their music career whilst being based at Future Yard, one of the most exciting new music venues in the UK.


Each Propeller member will forge their own individual route into the music industry and receive a tailored plan set around a series of achievable goals. The progress of each musician will be supported by mentors including Piran Aston, manager of The Lounge Society and Loose Articles; Constance Keane, founder of Tulle Records and manager of Laura Groves; and Sophie Galpin, freelance musician working with acts such as Self Esteem, SOAK and Zuzu.

Project lead and mentor Cath Hurley said: “Enabling talented musicians to build a viable career is at the heart of what we aim to do, whilst creating a safe and inclusive space for musicians to truly be themselves. We want artists to feel empowered, in control and supported in a community that celebrates their individuality and personality.

“The wider PROPELLER team is packed full of professionals that inspire us and have achieved great results with special artists. I can’t wait to introduce them to our growing community of local talent. Music in our region is so special and I can’t wait to hear so much of it thudding out of our rehearsal rooms and on to our stage.”

Future Yard host the Propeller Open Day on Saturday 24th July, 1pm – 4pm.

Applications for PROPELLER are now open until 2nd August 2021, with membership starting from September 2021.

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