Mentoring Programme – applications closed

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Mentoring Programme – applications closed

We’re offering twelve emerging musicians from the North of England the opportunity to receive mentoring from established musicians and music business professionals.

Supported by Help Musicians UK and PRS Foundation, this is part of our ongoing programme of support for artists at the early stages of their careers.

Twelve places are available for the programme, which will run over a six-month period from November 2018 to March 2019.

In a nutshell – mentoring is a developmental partnership through which one person shares knowledge, skills, information and perspective to foster the artistic and professional growth of someone else. The power of mentoring is that it creates a one-of-a-kind opportunity for collaboration, goal achievement and problem-solving.

Who can apply

Applicants should be:

  • Aged 18+
  • Based in the North of England
  • In the early stages of their music career

Applicants should have a strong track record of gigs in a variety of live music venues and a growing online presence (using at least one digital platform such as SoundCloud, Bandcamp or Spotify). They should also be committed to completing the mentoring process and working collaboratively with Brighter Sound to reflect on and develop the programme.

If you have a management deal or a current record contract, we will ask for written support from them as part of the application form. 

Qualification for this mentoring programme requires a commitment to all one-to-one sessions, the pursuit of the session goals and all interim documented self-evaluation and reflection processes.

How to apply

If you’re interested in applying to this programme, please complete the online application form* by Sunday 21 October 2018, midnight.

We recommend downloading a sample application form for reference before submitting an online application.


For more information or if you have any questions please contact Tim Chatterton at or 0161 830 3899.

*We’re committed to supporting and meeting the needs of people with learning difficulties or disabilities. If you require the form in a different format or have difficulty completing the form online, please call us to discuss alternative options on 0161 830 3899.

The Brighter Sound Mentoring Programme is supported by Help Musicians UK and PRS Foundation as a Talent Development Partner.