Have you been nurturing dreams of breaking into the music industry? Do you have some time on your hands to learn new creative skills during lockdown?
Look no further, you can now take part in a brand new Masterclass series from O2 and No Signal, created especially for aspiring singers, producers and music lovers everywhere.
If you’re one of the first 460 people to sign up, you’ll also receive a free limited edition t-shirt, so move fast!
No Signal, began life as a live stream of a night out, cancelled due to lockdown. Now the leading black radio station for music lovers, its raft of young DJs and presenters serve up and represent black music genres from across the world.
Teaming up with O2, the good folks at No Signal have engineered a new Masterclass series, created especially for aspiring singers, producers and music lovers everywhere.
Tobi Kyeremateng and Huda Ahmed, No Signal Project Leaders added: "We're really excited to finally launch Priority x No Signal Masterclass. These Masterclasses are things we wish we had when we were younger, and we're happy to be able to help the next generation of cultural pioneers through the Masterclasses and the funds that'll help kit out our Studio."
A rare opportunity to learn from three leading lights of UK culture, Julie Adenuga, iO and Jaz Karis who will each be joined by influential artist guests sharing advice and expertise in their field during the Masterclass. Helping you to craft your creative voice and identity
Episode one, a “How To Find Your Creative Voice” masterclass hosted by Julie Adenuga is live and has been a source of inspiration for many over recent weeks - sign up here.
With over 10 years’ experience working in radio and TV the masterclass brings Julie's wealth of knowledge, energy and personality that we know and love to your screens to tap into.
A must watch, we have had a host of positive messages from viewers who have taken the class. Building on that success, lets take a deeper dive into the plans for Masterclass 2 & 3.
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MASTERCLASS TWO: IO CHEFFIN
The second instalment, 'How To Produce A Hit' sees Grammy-nominated producer iO Cheffin leading the class. One of the UK's leading rap producers, iO has produced for a host of big hitters, including J Hus, Skepta and Dave to name a few.
His UK Chart topping hits include 'Princess Cuts' by Headie One ft. Young T & Bugsey - so rest assured your in some of the best hands in the business.
iO'S Masterclass includes a set of free drum samples to download, so you can build a track and try out each exercise as you watch along. If you focus, by the end of the epsiode, you'll have your very own beat to work with and share to the masses.
iO will take you through five exercises;
- Creating Drum Groove
- Getting Melodic
- Adding Character
- Adding Seasoning
- Structure & Order
iO Cheffin 'How To Produce A Hit' Masterclass - sign up here.
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MASTERCLASS THREE: JAZ KARIS
The final masterclass, 'How To Write A Song & Perform' is brought to you by the incredibly talented young performer and Clash favourite Jaz Karis, and is airing March 8th.
Jaz is a leading light in the UK music scene and has graced Clash Live stages with her spellbinding performances. A multi-faceted artist, Jas is a singer-songwriter extraordinaire with the skillset to also engineer her own music.
Her masterclass comes with a free acoustic guitar track for you to download, so you can build your own song and take part in each exercise as you watch along.
Joined by her guitarist, Alex, Jaz will walk you through five exercises:
- Creating A Melody
- Picking A Topic
- Writing Lyrics
- Warm Up Techniques
- Performance Tips & Tricks
Jaz Karis 'How To Write A Song & Perform' Masterclass - sign up here.
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All proceeds raised from the Masterclass series will be poured back into the No Signal Broadcast Fund – ensuring the community and its talented team can continue to realise their creative ambitions by helping to kit out their new studio.
In celebration of the masterclasses, O2 are also hosting a competition to win a DSLR. Camera and laptop. Find out more here.
Download the Priority app now here to secure your access to the Masterclasses for just £1.
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