Supporting Young People Through Music – The Roundhouse Records Launch

One of the Amy Winehouse Foundation’s main aims is to support and develop music provision for young people. This will be achieved by developing partnerships with organisations who work in this area, and through the delivery of an exciting new project currently being worked on.

The Foundation recently donated £30,000 to The Roundhouse, London, to support their ‘Roundhouse Radio’ programme over the next three years. The Roundhouse Radio programme provides opportunities and projects that develop transferable interpersonal skills, industry knowledge and gives experience to young people aged 16-25 from socio-economically and personally disadvantaged backgrounds.

I was invited to attend the opening night of 30/30 Roundhouse Records. 30/30 is one of the Roundhouse’s flagship music projects for 16-25 year-olds in partnerships with EMI to discover 30 unsigned acts, match them with a top producer, and give them recording time in our state-of-the-art recording studio. Now in it’s third year, the night showcased 30 young emerging artists, and featured live performances from emerging acts IAm1,The Tuts, Demo, Blazer Splitz Boys and Vanessa Gimenez alongside Roundhouse Band Slam winner CallumRafferty and a set from young DJ, Joss Ryan. It was an impressive evening full of excitement and it was a great thing to be a part of.

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As we all know, the Brit Awards 2013 took place last week. Amy’s posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures gained Amy a nomination for Best British Female Solo Artist. Amy missed out on the award which went to Emeli Sande, but the family and Foundation are very proud that Amy was nominated, and feel it was a great testament to Amy’s musical legacy that she was the first ever artist to be posthumously nominated.

£1 from the  proceeds from Amy’s latest album Lioness: Hidden Treasures will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation and you can still purchase it via:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/lioness-hidden-treasures/id482238361

Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00622FQMC/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=islandcouk-21&linkCode=as2&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B00622FQMC

If you are interested in the 30/30 album please email: visitorservices@roundhouse.org.uk

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