December 19th 2022

Developing young artists with LIMF Academy

LIMF Academy, talent development initiative for young music artists and creatives locally, has received £50,000 of Liverpool City Region Music Board funding in the last two years.

It has been used to fund new mental well-being programme ‘Changing the Narrative’, their forthcoming ‘Open Sauce’ music conference, and allowed them to take on an additional 12 aspiring artists since 2020.

One of the artists to benefit is Ni Maxine, Neo-Jazz Singer-Songwriter. Born in North London and raised in Bristol, Ni Maxine moved to Liverpool in 2019, inspired by both of her parents who spent much of their youth in the Merseyside area.

In this video Ni Maxine chats with Yaw Owusu, LIMF Academy Programme Director; explaining the impact and opportunities that being enrolled in the Academy has provided.

The LCR Music Board funding is an investment from the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) approved by the LCR Combined Authority. It’s being used to support the Music Board’s ‘LCR Music Sector Development Project’ which aims to deliver a programme to ensure business growth, skills and talent development and associated investment to strengthen the LCR music ecosystem.

Aimed at artists and bands between the ages of 16-25, LIMF Academy gives them exclusive access to activities, networks and insider know-how from the music industry. As well as performance opportunities at Liverpool International Music Festival and other regular showcases, the students enjoy monthly masterclass sessions with industry leaders on topics such as marketing, promotion, performance, distribution, media training, funding opportunities and much more.

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