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:



If you are interested in the 30/30 album please email:

About the Amy Winehouse Foundation

In Amy’s memory, we work to inspire children and young people to build their self-esteem and resilience, so that they can flourish.

Our work is inspired by Amy’s spirit, her love of children and the challenges that she faced in her own life.

Today, the Amy Winehouse Foundation helps thousands of young people to feel supported and informed so that they are better able to manage their emotional wellbeing and make informed choices around things that can affect their lives.

We’re able to do this because of the support we receive from people like you. Anyone who believes in young people can become a part of our work and Amy’s legacy. By supporting our work, you will help them to transform their lives, flourish and be heard.

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