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Belfast music company signs up to The BRITs Apprentice Scheme

Following its launch in January 2018, the BRITs Apprentice Scheme is back for a second round in 2019 to offer further exciting opportunities to people of all backgrounds looking to develop a career in the music business.

The BRITs Apprentice Scheme gives ten people the opportunity to benefit from quality paid employment and on-the-job training at an independent record label or music company.

It will enable successful applicants to develop some of the basic insights and skills needed to develop a career working in music, receiving practical “hands on” mentoring and experience, honing relevant abilities and making key industry contacts.

The scheme was devised by UK record labels association the BPI, which owns and runs The BRIT Awards and which also developed its charitable arm, The BRIT Trust.

Apprenticeships are an important way to help bring in new and diverse talent into the industry and are in line with the Government’s commitment to education, skills and training.

One of the 10 companies taking part is Belfast-based Champion Sound Music which is recruiting for Junior Content Producer. It currently manages the careers of five full-time artists involved in the music industry.

Its artists have in the past four years achieved 100 million streams on Spotify; it has had ten albums shortlisted for the Northern Ireland Music Prize; and it has won the Northern Ireland Music Prize for the past two years.

Lyndon Stephens of CS Music Management, said: “Champion Sound Music are extremely happy to be involved in the BRITs Apprentice Scheme for 2019 and are proud to be the company chosen for the region of Northern Ireland.

“Northern Ireland has always had a strong musical legacy and it is a great opportunity for a young person from the region to learn the business alongside their peers to a national standard. The young person will work with our company and the artists we represent creating video and image based content that is hugely important in how an artist connects, engages and grows their fan base.”

The Scheme is open to individuals of all backgrounds aged 18 and over. Successful applicants will be matched with independent record labels and music companies that are members of the BPI.

They will receive specialist training in either business administration or digital marketing.

For full details, and information on how to apply, click here.

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