Punch’s MUSIC CONNECT is our talent development programme supported by PRS for Music which develops emerging artists in contemporary Black music genres, including UK HIP HOP, GRIME, NEO SOUL and AFROBEATS. Operating through a joined-up series of practical and creative interventions, MUSIC CONNECT works to increase the professional skills and commercial acumen of UK BME artists.

Are you an artist? Do you want to find out how our talent development programmes can help you? Contact Mindy  (+44) 0121 224 7444 | mindy@punch_records.co.uk

The Delivery

  • CONNECT BOOTCAMPS – bespoke mentoring sessions for artists, exploring new creative and commercial approaches.
  • CONNECT SHOWCASES – an exclusive calendar of performances where emerging artists can meet industry professionals.
  • CONNECT STUDIOS – informal artist meet-ups at local studios, exploring new lyrics and creative directions.
  • CONNECT CIRCUIT – support slots introducing emerging artists to the realities of commercial touring
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The Result

  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT for young musicians and performers aged 16 – 24
  • EXTRA OPPORTUNITIES for writers, producers and collaborators to build their skills
  • REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES for on stage performances in front of live audiences
  • MORE MEET-UPS and networking with industry professionals for emerging artists.