A Live Music Video Festival and Music Industry Support Programme

Press Release about Hebridean Sessions 

Deadline for Applications, 31st July 2017

Wee Studio from the Outer Hebrides has joined forces with Black Bay Studio and An Lanntair to launch their new project, ‘Hebridean Sessions’ – a new music industry-focussed scheme which seeks to transform the future for some of the most talented musicians and bands from the Outer Hebrides.

What is Hebridean Sessions?

Put simply, it will be a live music video festival and music industry support programme. It’s all about equipping talented musicians from the Outer Hebrides with the profile, confidence and wherewithal they need to successfully launch their careers in the today’s music industry. Outer Hebridean musicians and bands are invited to submit applications now to have the chance to be part of the festival, which will take place 18th to 21st September 2017.

Up to 8 lucky acts will get:

– Live Performance Videos: Three of their own original tracks filmed and multi-track recorded of a live performance on the main stage at An Lanntair.

Recording: Tracks edited and mixed at Wee Studio.

Performance: Opportunity to perform at the final performance of all the applicants on the last night of the festival week on the An Lanntair stage in front of a packed audience.

Access to music industry specialists – mentoring/PR: Tailored mentoring and PR support in the lead up and after the festival week from highly connected, music industry specialists.

Access to music industry workshops: A programme of industry-focussed workshops for all successful artists.

A panel of expert judges from the UK music industry will select up to eight acts to come on to the programme.

How to apply:

Acts are asked to submit the following to Keith Morrison at Wee Studio to apply:

– A very rough, simple, video performance of one track uploaded to YouTube (this could be shot on a mobile phone or using any other simple media. The video can be set to public or unlisted for privacy).

– Links to all social media.

– Links to Soundcloud, Spotify or another platform with demos of existing tracks (to be eligible to apply, acts should demonstrate that they already have several existing tracks of original material).

Acts should be from or living in the Outer Hebrides, they should write and perform their own original music, and, importantly, they must demonstrate that they are motivated to succeed in the music industry.

Email to apply to: weestudiomail@gmail.com
Deadline for applications: Monday 31st July 2017 at 9am

If bands have any questions or would like to discuss this before they apply, they are invited to get in touch with Keith directly on the email address above.

This project is funded by Creative Scotland.