Echo Factory & Social Music Enterprise HQ CAN Announce New Partnership In Leicester
Specialist music school, Echo Factory, and social music enterprise HQ CAN announce new partnership to help launch talented local musicians’ careers in the music industry
With a music scene that is undeniably buzzing with emerging talent (ranging from grime artists ‘Jafro’ and ‘Kamikaze’ to psychedelic rock and gypsy punk groups ‘Goldwater’ and ‘The Brandy Thieves’), this partnership has been spearheaded by the desire to enhance current pathways into the music industry through a series of structured, innovative programmes launching this summer.
Through a combined network of industry professional tutors, connections and high-end facilities, Echo Factory and HQ CAN aim to support those who possess talent but lack the opportunity, platform and business knowledge to commercially release their music.
Based at Echo Factory and HQ’s state of the art facilities in the heart of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter, the series of programmes aim to advance students’ musicianship to a high professional level alongside developing the commercial understanding and business skills required for them to launch themselves as an artist or access further training opportunities.
Chief Executive of Echo Factory, Ajay Naik, explains, “As two organisations operating at the cutting edge of music industry development, Echo Factory and HQ have created these programmes with the sole aim of helping students learn the skills they’ll need to secure long-term, successful employment in a notoriously competitive industry. This is why we will be teaching each participant not just about music but also about entrepreneurship, developing themselves as a business person and about setting up their own business.”
Chairman of HQ CAN, Yasin El Ashrafi said; “I am really excited at the prospect of working in partnership with Echo Factory as our work means that we can now assist young people all the way from initial taster sessions to F.E &. H.E then on to jobs, self-employment or setting up their own businesses.”
Jon Ashworth, the local Member of Parliament, commented “As a supporter of HQ CAN I was pleased to hear of this new partnership with Echo factory. It will allow Yasin to help even more young people and adults back into work or education.”
For more information, visit www.echofactory.co.uk or – to register your interest or enquire about enrolling on a programme – please call 0116 253 5657 or email the Admissions Team at: [email protected]