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Youth-led record label partners with Bristol Plays Music

Temple Records is an exciting new project that has been created by young people. The project, supported by Creative Youth Network, is looking to discover young unsigned artists within the wealth of Bristol’s music scene and offer the successful applicants a one year contract. Temple Records has recently signed its first ten artists, who represent a mixture of genres, and recordings are already under way.

Laura Lewis-Paul, Projects Manager at Creative Youth Network says:

“For me, Bristol is a truly creative and collaborative city, especially when it comes to music, so to be able to create the platform for our young emerging artists to work with our already established artists is a great feeling. Bristol has such a wealth of incredible young artists, I feel blessed to be part of the early stages of their careers.”

The aim of the label is to raise the profile of the selected musicians and give them the opportunity to not only work within the trade but to also build relations with industry professionals. Mr Woodnote has supported the project throughout and the label will also be working with Eats Everything, one of Bristol’s biggest producers of the moment.

Jeremy Howard, a young Marketing Co-ordinator for Temple Records says:

“It’s great having a position of responsibility within the label’s steering group, as I feel like my input is supporting these musician’s success getting into the industry, especially as there are not many other avenues where they can do this.”

Bristol Plays Music will be working in partnership with Creative Youth Network to set up a platform for young musicians to receive extra support and creative development through the Nokia MixRadio Remix Academy at Colston Hall. This partnership means that Temple Records will also be able to work with other unsigned artists, providing opportunities for them to work with experienced musicians to improve their performance skills and to help them prepare for making applications to Temple Records in the future.

Siggy Patchitt, Education Manager at Bristol Plays Music says:

“We’re really excited about partnering with Creative Youth Network on this project. Temple Records will provide a great platform for emerging acts to record in a professional environment with established artists on-hand to give advice and guidance and to be able to promote themselves under the label’s banner.”

Temple Records will be introducing their first 10 signed artists at an open launch event where they will all be performing alongside Mr Woodnote and Lil Rhys on Friday 25th April 2014 – 7pm to 10pm, at The Station, Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2AG.

To find out more or to book a place at the launch event please go to:

http://templerecords.org.uk/home/events or call The Station on 0117 204 7338.