What do you get when you add a pioneer in audio equity + a charity that’s all about underrepresented young people realising their creative potential? An exciting partnership, that’s inspiring and empowering the next generation of artists to build careers in the music industry.
This year we’ve started working with Spitfire Audio, who make inspiring sounds and scoring tools for film, in collaboration with the world’s best composers, musicians and engineers. They are committed to audio equity, including through products such as LABS. LABS is an infinite series of software instruments, made by musicians in London for anyone, anywhere – they come as a plugin that’s absolutely free so everyone can access the sounds!
Spitfire Audio is supporting our music education and career development programmes in lots of awesome ways, including:
- A generous £7,000 donation plus free studio, sound engineering, mixing and mastering support
- Industry expert sessions and connections including masterclasses with Spitfire founder and award-winning composer Christian Henson and CEO Will Evans.
- Developing a LABS product with our career development mentees – coming soon, so watch this space for some exciting releases!
Jennie Cashman Wilson, Founder and CEO, Abram Wilson says:
“We’re so thrilled that with Spitfire’s support we can offer an exclusive opportunity to the rising stars of our career development programme to develop their musical skills and industry knowledge. As a tiny charity, the studio support means we’ve been able to produce some free, accessible video tutorials as part of our Future Sound Digital programme, which will help even more 11-18 year olds get started with making music. I can’t wait to hear the new sounds coming out of our LABS collaboration, it’s going to be something special!”
Will Evans, CEO, Spitfire Audio says:
“The work that Abram Wilson do is vital; connecting with students and impacting them directly is a key step towards building a more diverse future in our industry and it’s an honour to have Spitfire Audio play a part in supporting that.“
Attending one of the masterclasses, singer, songwriter and producer Sans Soucis said: “The session was so uplifting. One of those ones that sticks to you for life.”