A new independent radio station based in Leeds, alto radio, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a studio site.
To date, all shows broadcast on the platform have been recorded remotely, and the aim now is to establish a fixed location in the northern English city for artists and the team to work from.
Leeds’ Sable Radio has launched their first mentorship and training programme, ReSound, for young Black people looking to enter the world of broadcasting.
Designed to be a full introduction to radio broadcasting, sound engineering and live event production, the ReSound bursary also comes with a £1,000 grant for each participant to develop a unique project.
Mint Warehouse is set to launch online DJ and production courses.
1000-capacity Mint Warehouse, opened in 2012 by the owners of the Leeds' now-defunct Mint Club, will launch a series of online courses in music production and tuition in March.
Each course will includes 4 hours of classes, in addition to two 90-minute 1-2-1 sessions which can be booked at a time convenient for you. The courses available include an introduction to Ableton and classes for intermediate level users.
A new venue is set to open in Leeds early next year.
Testbed, a 10,000 square foot industrial space, is located on the Southbank at the edge of the city centre and will host arts, community, and electronic music events as well as corporate conferences - taking on a similar function to Manchester’s Depot Mayfield or London’s Printworks.
English record stores have shared plans for trading during lockdown.
Following the start of the UK's national second lockdown, which came into force midnight last night (5th November), a number of record stores have outlined their plans to keep trading throughout the current closure of physical, non-essential shops.
Illegal raves held across the UK during the bank holiday weekend have resulted in fines and clashes with police.
It's reported that police were called out to various events in London, Leeds, and elsewhere, where fines up to £10,000 were issued. In Norfolk, bottles and cans were thrown at police sent to seize equipment and nix the event.