I Live Hip Hop Summer Residency – closed

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I Live Hip Hop Summer Residency – closed

Brighter Sound is delighted to present I Live Hip Hop Summer Residency – a week-long free summer residency of workshops with special guest artists, UK rapper Yungen, soul pioneer Omar and BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Nick Bright. For anyone aged 14 – 20 who has a passion for hip-hop, grime and popular music.


I Live Hip Hop Summer Residency is delivered by Brighter Sound and powered by Urban Development’s national initiative to support talent development in new styles of music.  It will take place from Mon 7 – Fri 11 August at Band on the Wall (25 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JZ).

The week is a chance to meet and collaborate with like-minded, talented young artists and musicians, and work with industry professionals in music production, vocals and studio recording, including UK hip hop artist Yungen, soul pioneer Omar and BBC 1Xtra’s Nick Bright.

Working with a team of established producers, lyricists, MCs and musicians, you will write and record tracks, collaborate with other creatives, and build on skills and repertoire. You will also be given the opportunity to work towards and receive a nationally recognised Arts Award accreditation at the end of the week.

If you’re interested: 


You can also download the application form here in order to prepare you answers before submitting online. You may apply by phone or by post if submitting online presents any barriers to you. Please phone 0161 830 3899 during office hours, or post a completed application to Brighter Sound, 29 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JZ.

I Live Hip Hop Summer Residency is free and open to 14-20’s*.


*If you are aged over 20 and are interested in getting involved in this residency, please get in touch.

I Live Hip Hop is Brighter Sound’s strand for young and emerging hip hop, grime and MOBO musicians, MCs, singers and producers that launched in March 2016 at The Wonder Inn with Kendrick Lamar.

The summer residency is powered by Urban Development in association with Youth Music, Arts Council England, MyHub and Manchester City Council.