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NEWS: Deadline approaches for entry to Sŵn Festival’s music industry course, Barod

Last month, Sŵn Festival announced the launch of Barod, a training, advice and practical support pilot scheme for musicians in Wales and solo artists and band members only have until Wednesday 30th November to sign up.

It’s an intensive eight-week programme of stand-alone workshops intended to help musicians who need some extra support to break through in the business.  Between February and April 2017, industry experts from around the UK will be coming to Cardiff to present their knowledge, giving advice on everything from the latest trends to marketing and developing a fan base.  Barod will consist of three major parts: How the Music Business Works, stand-alone artist development workshops, and finally a Welsh Music Industry Gathering, to be held on 7th April.

John Rostron, co-founder of Sŵn Festival and the Welsh Music Prize, said:  “Barod is inspired by all the acts we have met over the years doing Sŵn who sought our advice.  We want to offer them more than a nudge in the right direction through practical training and workshops to help their music careers and make band life easier.  We’re urging musicians from across Wales to make sure they apply to join the programme before the deadline on 30 November.”

The deadline for bands and artists to apply is Wednesday 30th November.  For more information, visit Sŵn Festival’s dedicated Barod page.

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