Hi, I am Hakeem, the founder of Access All Areas, Your Triple-A Pass To The Music Industry. We are a music education brand launched in 2020 with a unique monthly seminar, new artist showcase and networking event. Our events primarily target 15-24-year-old NEET and Ethnic minority creatives and executives. Its first sell-out event took place in March 2020, before the first lockdown, and it continued as a virtual event series throughout the pandemic. Unfortunately, COVID affected our ability to host paid physical events. We got funding from the Arts Council and support from our partners at Tileyard, and Small Green Shoots to continue the events free of charge throughout the pandemic to help the young creatives we primarily target.
At the end of the pandemic, we were able to host one physical event; however, our partnership with Tileyard ended as due to financial constraints caused by COVID. Hampered by this decision, we applied for new funding to start an artist development program in tandem with our events but was initially rejected by the Arts Council and PRS Foundation in late Summer 2021. We reapplied for both funds and were thankfully accepted; the kind grants from both the Arts Council and PRS Foundation cover 2/3rds of our costs, with Access All Areas needing to find the other funding from hosting regular events and other partnerships.
We have been to find a regular home to host our events and are currently in negotiations with various partners to deliver these events. Unfortunately, I had a series of health issues, from COVID to recovering from a car accident where I suffered a severe concussion and multiple fractures to my collarbone, which slowed down the process for many months. Consequently, we have been forced into a situation with two options: cut our projected services to young people in this project or crowdsource the rest of the funding to the tune of £12,000 so we can deliver this project as promised.
ACCESS ALL AREAS is Your Triple-A Pass To The Music Industry and with our artist development programme we will help develop six emerging Black music acts from around the UK over 12 months for FREE to release, record, and promote new material and give them a paid opportunity to showcase their new music at ACCESS ALL AREAS!
This FREE Artist Development package includes:
* Mentorship & Master Classes
* Release a single & keep your masters
* Studio Time
* Songwriting & Production Development
* A&R Consultancy
* Legal Advice
* PR & Radio Plugging
* A New EPK including Bio, Press Shots & Music Video
* Free Admission to all AAA Events for a year
* A Paid performance to showcase your material at a future AAA event
This program is open to all unsigned artists throughout the UK who perform music of Black origin.
We need your donations and support to get the word out so that we can continue our work as promised to deliver this project in its entirety to young talent from around the UK. So please donate whatever you can afford, and your help in sharing this information with others is greatly appreciated.
Click here to donate: http://gf.me/u/27us33