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A special Black History Month presentation of Platform, Concorde Youth Board's Open Mic night.

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Age 14-24. Want to work in Music. Find out what your future sounds like. Come on down to The brewery, London Saturday the 4th of October from 11am to 8pm Get Info on : Preforming, A&R, Events, Hair and Makeup, Sounds, Lighting, Video, Set Designing, Radio, Digital, Fashion Labels How To : Get a manager, Learn the business, Sell yourself, Get Technical, Find an internship, Record a great vocal, hear yourself on the radio.

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"A life changing experience . an inspiring night all round. " North East Youth Forum organised the showcase of Hackney Talent, featuring some of the best bands from across the borough . including High Voltage, Maya, Mychelle, Route Sixteen and Pantonic.

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Seven bands from seven boroughs competing online and live. log on to Hackney Live and get involved.

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The North East Youth Forum presents. Hackney's finest bands from across the borough. Free event, free food, free entertainment. what's not to like.

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Pantonic Steel Pan playing the Hackney Half marathon - they're booked to play Hackney Jamm. Thursday 3 July Stokey Town Hall - more info soon.

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Showcasing featured artists at School of Hip Hop event this week #hiphoptaughtme Frizz [/video] .

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Showcasing featured artists at School of Hip Hop event last week #hiphoptaughtme - RimzArtist (RealityMusic) [/video] .

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You could star in the next Dr Meaker video. Filmmaker Tom Green and Choreographer Rosie Whitney-Fish are looking for young people aged 11-16 to take part in a music video for Drum and Base artist Dr Meaker.

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The Hackney Summer Jam Festival. VOLUNTEERS WANTED. The Hackney Summer Jam is a live music event which is performed by young people for young people. We are meeting at Forest Road Youth Club, 29 Forest Road, E8 3BY on Wednesday 7 th May @ 4 o’clock We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help make this event a success.

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There's still time to sign up if you want to take part in this year's showcase. Sign up through http://www. thecrib. orguk/boroughsunited/boroughsunited. php Boroughs United is supported by the Hackney Youth Opportunity Fund.

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Industry Takeover Day comes to Stratford Circus: expert advice from people who started where you are now, and made it to where they are now, and learnt all the lessons on the way.

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MVMNT 150 @ HOXTON HALL MVMNT ran its course for 2013 ending with a concentrated line up of raw talent. Rising names and familiar faces: Mira May lulled us in - kicking off with her unique spin on live acoustic mash-ups, MC Frizz spun a short and sweet conceptual story set to serious bass and beat combos, Lil Simz and Space Age hyped things up with their futuristic hip hop styling and set the stage for the effortlessly massive presence of Lady Leshur who took us to the top of the night with some heavy bashment and brought everyone back into the room hanging on her every word with an acapella freestyle.

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Do you want to be the next BIG MUSIC ARTIST to come out of London. Or maybe you want to work behind the Scenes. Ever wondered how your musical heroes got their big break. Join us. ART AGAINST KNIVES would like to invite you to UTalks, an evening of conversation with some of the industries biggest players, hosted in Mother Advertising Agency, Shoreditch.

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RimzArtist & Conscious were winners of the Alter Ego online poll - get to see them live on february 1 at Hackney Empire. More details at www. discoveryounghackney. com

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Getfamilyar comes to Hackney searching for Stars on the Estate in a series of music recording workshops every Saturday for 12 weeks. Our mobile recording studio will call on the following estates from 12 noon to 4.

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We are giving you and a friend the fantastic opportunity to see Chip at Proud II (O2) tomorrow (25th July) To enter all you have to do is answer this simple question: What is Chip's real name. Send your answers along with your name, d.

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Wretch wants you to take the stage. Vote now. there's still time to upload your own tune. Click here for more http://bit. ly/KQ5VNQ .

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Nicola Talent Factory presents OPEN MIC at the Chelsea Theatre Date: Saturday 5th of May 2012 Time: 18. 00 - 20. 00 Venue: Chelsea Theatre, SW10 0DR ‘Open Mic at the Chelsea Theatre’ On Saturday 5th of May 2012, London charity NICOLA - New Company of Live Arts will holding its first open mic session at the Chelsea Theatre in Chelsea.

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Hoxton Hall are looking for musicians to join our new 'Super band'. It doesn't matter what style of music you're into; if you're aged between 14 and 19; play an instrument and are passionate and serious about music-making come along and audition for a chance to compose, arrange and perform to a professional standard.

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Rising Tide's last jam session of 2011 - this Friday 16th December at the Hackney Attic. Invited guests - house band + an open mic spot . bring along your music, instrument, voice, backing track.

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No Spitting , Hackney's premiere showcase for Hip Hop, Bass, Grime, Funk, House and post-Dubstep lyrical talent is back at Hoxton Hall, for a big night on 15th December. Line up features. Bobby Tank Tobias Blow +++ iO, Deft.

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I'd like to thank my agent, my publicist, my weave consultant, the ghost writer of my autobiography and most of all, all of you out there for giving me the chance to present the latest young hackney poll results.

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The BBC will shortly be launching a dynamic new singing competition. With the help of Hackney-based music college Point Blank, scouts for The Voice UK are on the hunt for the UK’s very best vocal talents.

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After having breezed through the first round of auditions for national music competition 'Open Mic Uk', Hackney based duo, Malu and Lily are heading to Essex for round two. This time the stakes are higher and the competition will be fierce, so they need local support.

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Youth of Hackney Radio on Tim Westwood’s BBC 1Xtra show A group of young people living on and around the Fellows Court Estate Hackney visited BBC 1 Xtra to get the inside track on launching their own internet radio station.

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Hoxton Hall are looking for new musicians to join our band. If you're aged between 14 and 19 and play drums, bass, guitar or keys or anything in between, no matter what music or style of playing you're into, come along and audition for a chance to compose, record and perform at a high level with our talented MCs and singers.

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Photos - Olivia Harris Hackney JAM was all it set out to be. close to 250 people turned out for an awesome night with twelve bands from across the borough performing to the highest level. Everything from jazz to steelpan, calypso to indie.

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Choice FM is running their third Music Potential event. it takes place at Wembley Arena on Thursday 21 July , and is aimed at young people aged between 16-25, especially those who are out of work and not in training or at college.

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Music4Good provides accredited, managed and paid apprenticeship at established record labels in London. Successful candidates will secure a job working in marketing, A&R, promotion, digital departments.

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Stoke Newington Youth Forum is inviting young people from all over Hackney to either perform or be a part of the audience in this borough-wide showcase of school and youth club-based bands . The project aims to celebrate the diversity of music enjoyed by Hackney young people, by bringing people of different cultures and styles of music together in a unified event.

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Stoke Newington Youth Forum is inviting young people from all over Hackney to either perform or be a part of the audience in this borough-wide showcase of school and youth club-based bands . The project aims to celebrate the diversity of music enjoyed by Hackney young people, by bringing people of different cultures and styles of music together in a unified event.

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Free taster courses in Music Production start next Tuesday 10 May from 6 – 9 pm, then every Tuesday after that. Taster sessions are f ree - you'll learn the latest music production techniques using Logic Audio Pro software and also be able to work on your songwriting and lyric-writing skills.

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Arsenal in the Community have produced this version of an old UB40 number - new lyrics and new vibe, still good though. See it here and spread the message. Here it is in writing "Guns and knives are killing and injuring young people on our streets, ruining lives and destroying our communities.

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By now you have probably had a go on our brilliant remix machine . If you haven't . here's a great reason for you to get started. As part of Discover Young Hackney 2011 - the young hackney site is running an exclusive competition for all you music makers.

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If you are 8-21 years old, play a classical orchestral instrument (sorry no piano, guitar, saxophone etc) to minimum grade 1 (junior orchestra) and grade 3 (chamber orchestra) level and would like to join the Hackney Youth Orchestra, they are holding entry trials on Saturdays.

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Boroughs United Annual Event is a talent show that brings together young people from different boroughs helping break down the barriers between neighbourhoods. A celebration of singing, dancing and rapping/MC, the show is performed by young people aged 5 to 21.

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Rising Tide student and tutor ‘Pantha’ aka Aaron Cowan has signed a worldwide deal with publishing giants BMG Rights - putting him alongside music icons such as Dr Dre, Kylie Minogue and Will.

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JLS shot to fame after becoming runner ups to Alexandra Burke on the fifth series of “The X Factor” in 2008. On the show “Louis Walsh” was their mentor, although they did not win they came 2 nd place.

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Strip It Down Production seminar: Creating a No. 1 track a day-long seminar to help young budding producers understand what it takes to be a professional producer in today’s music industry. helping to inspire the next generation of producers by sharing your experience of starting out in the business & what inspired you to do what you are doing giving up and coming producers advice about starting out.

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Cheryl Cole is a singer, songwriter, actress, model, fashion icon the list goes on. Cheryl shot to fame after becoming part of “Girls Aloud” through “Popstars: The rivals” in 2002.

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Justin Bieber Justin Bieber appears to be the new cool kid on the block. The Canadian born star shot to fame after Scooter Braun (Bieber’s manager) saw his performances on Youtube. The 16 year old RnB/Pop singer was flown to Atlanta by Braun to meet singer/songwriter Usher where he did an audition and was signed to Island Records in October 2008.

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It is time to announce the winner of the Remix Machine competition. A while back we offered the opportunity for one talented producer’s remix to feature as the background music on the www. younghackney.

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Spyrol 18 years old is an upcoming artist from Hackney East London and he is determined to become a worldwide selling artist. Although currently working on RnB, Hip Hop and Grime, with the love of all genres of music he will not be limited to only a few genres he feels his music will be aimed at every age group.

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Following Mariah Carey’s ongoing musical success we can now announce that her 12th studio album “Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel”, has been released on 23 rd November 2009 in the UK.

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Hi, I would like to introduce myself Charlene Smith 21 years old, born and grown up in Hackney, as the new Online Editor for Young Hackney. Not only do I work as an Accounts Assistant for a Marketing Company, I will also be writing blogs on anything music related for www.

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Have you checked out our brilliant remix machine yet. It’s so easy to use that even if you are a complete beginner you’ll be making banging tunes in no time. Build your track using our extensive library of loops and samples from various styles of music including Electro, Funky House, Drum & Bass, Hip Hop/R&B, and Rock.

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We are giving you and a friend the fantastic opportunity to see Leona Lewis in concert at The Hackney Empire on Monday 2 nd November. To enter all you have to do is answer this simple question: Leona Lewis shot to fame by winning which competition.

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Youth Music Mentors is a national programme from Youth Music to help young musicians. RollingSound are running a mentoring scheme for Hackney young people, based at Frampton Park Youth Club, Frampton Park Road, E9 7PF every Monday in Sept - Nov 09 from 2-6pm.

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