The Yorkshire Music Forum (YMF) links Higher Rhythm with 4 other partner organisations from across the region in an association with a mission of providing support and development for music artists and the music industry across Yorkshire.
The YMF is a Talent Development Partner of The PRS Foundation and our Talent Development Programme for 2019 /20 which kicks off April 2019, will develop entry, developing and emerging level, Yorkshire based music artists, to advance their careers through bespoke, targeted support including recordings, releases, mentoring, advice sessions and industry events. The funding received from PRS Foundation for this project works alongside match funding from other funders and sources including Arts Council England, Help Musicians UK, and private income.
Throughout 2019 -2020 we supported artists to produce high quality recordings, working with Higher Rhythm in-house studio engineer Paul Littlewood, multi-award winning producer Andy Seward, and accompanying video elements, working with Skinny Pelembe.
Listen to previews of the recorded tracks below (and please consider buying these tracks as they are released to help support the artists)
And here are short videos of the artists involved reflecting on their experience of being involved in the project.
Born in Zambia, raised in the UK, British musician August Charles’ musical tastes and talents have evolved over the years. 2020 will see August emerge with his debut single “Take Me Away” as he explores his music identity by working himself through artists such George Benson, Marvin Gaye, John Legend, Maverick Sabre, Kanye West, King Krule, James Blake and BadBadNotGood just to name a few.