Mentoring Programme – applications closed

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Mentoring Programme – applications closed

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

If selected you’ll receive up to four meetings with a mentor over a six-month period, as well as group sessions to share skills and reflect collectively on your experiences and learning.

As an artist you can focus on one of these three areas:

  • Business Development
  • Artistic Development
  • Marketing and Communications

Ten places are available on the programme which will run from Oct 2019 – Mar 2020.

We have a great team of experienced people on board from across the industry, although you are welcome to apply with an idea of who you might like your mentor to be.

Please note the first session for successful applicants will take place on Fri 18 Oct.

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. 

How to apply

Please complete an online application form* by Monday 30 September, 10am.


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, PRS Foundation as a Talent Development Partner, Manchester City Council and GMCA.