Deep Dive Music: September Focus 2021

Deep Dive Music: September Focus 2021

A powerful, inspirational 6-week programme for music creators

EARLY BIRD BOOKING


When: Wednesdays 7.30 to 9.30pm UK time

Where: Zoom online

Dates: 01 September, 08 September, 15 September, 22 September, 29 September, 06 October


Calling all Musicians!

How have the last 16 months been for you?

We know it’s been a really tough time for musicians.

Have you been missing the electric atmosphere of a live gig, the clink of the glasses in the bar, the banter, the laughter, the new ideas?

Some artists have found a way to use the time to get cracking on new projects, or even find new opportunities online.

BUT even so, many of you are feeling a bit lost and demotivated.

Perhaps you know you could use this time to be creative and build profile but are not sure where to start? Or maybe you’ve just been putting it all off?


Are you ready?

As the music industry tentatively begins to open up, this is a great time to:

  • Stay fired up and motivated - the world truly needs you and your music

  • Be confident to tell people who you are as an artist and what your music stands for

  • Keep growing your connections with other musicians, your fans and those all-important industry contacts


Join Deep Dive Music: Summer Focus 2021

This live, weekly programme offers you a safe and supportive space to focus on your priorities, and to think about the steps and business skills you need to keep putting your music out there.

You’ll connect on the journey with other musicians who will share positive and motivational feedback and keep your creative inspiration high.

Expect challenges, even the odd competition with prizes..!

Dive in and Discover:

  • Your creative goals so you can get focused - the one(s) you really want to move forward

  • How to articulate your creative identity

  • Communicating the impact and message you want to make to the world through your music

  • Upping your connections to industry and audiences

  • Connecting with other musicians who could be your future champions, collaborators, listening ears...or more


PLUS an individual Deep Dive session with Tamsin to explore opportunities, connections, funding and other support that could be out there for you



Designed specifically for musicians* - all styles and genres welcome

You don’t need be signed to a label or even be a fully professional musician. Whether you are an emerging or established artist, you just need an open mind, a love for music and a passion to build your creative career.

I’ll listen to your goals and challenges and support you in finding the best way forward.

I’ll also guide you to think about the business approaches that many musicians are sadly unaware of. It’s not that hard once you know how.

What you get

  • 6 x online group mentoring sessions - 90 minutes, 6.00-7.30pm Wednesdays UK time (01 September to 06 October)

  • 1 x individual Deep Dive session with Tamsin by arrangement

*Musicians includes anyone who performs with an Instrument, Voice or Electronics, Solo, In a Band, DJ, Producer, Composer, Conductor, Director, Song-writer, Sampler, Improviser...really there are no limits!

About Tamsin Mendelsohn - inspirational mentoring and creative producing

I have over 20 years experience and connections in the UK music industry including roles at Arts Council England and Creative Scotland supporting artists and cultural organisations to develop their strategies and achieve funding. As of July 2021, I have currently taken up a new position at the brilliant charity Help Musicians developing a musicians' mentoring network (more news on that soon).

As an industry professional, I’ve also been invited onto selection panels for PRS Foundation and Help Musicians. Most recently I’m super proud of producing the three-year Jazz South Ambition for Excellence programme with my highlights including music commissioning and talent development projects.

Inspired by working with musicians at any career stage, whether emerging, semi-professional or fully professional across music genres, I’ve launched Deep Dive Music because I love supporting artists to believe in their projects and find a route forward in their music careers.

Testimonials

'Tamsin cares about nurturing the artistic centre of young musicians such as myself and is always sharing opportunities and suggestions for advancing projects. She has a great deal of expertise and knowledge of the industry alongside a passion for the art itself.'

Asha Parkinson, saxophonist and composer

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Tamsin advised me whilst I was writing my Arts Council Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund application and also an Arts Council Project Grant Application. In both cases she was extremely helpful and offered lots of suggestions for things to consider including. I’m pleased to say I was awarded both grants! I have also attended many Jazz South educational events which Tamsin setup and ran and always found them very well organised and full of useful information for musicians. I would definitely recommend working with her!

Andrew Neil Hayes, Saxophonist / Run Logan Run

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When I struggled to feel like a musician again and to get a commission finished, Tamsin was patient, encouraging, accommodating and supportive - perfect!'

Sara Colman, singer, songwriter and composer

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'Tamsin played a key role for me at crucial moments, firstly by guiding me through appropriate funding streams at the start of the pandemic, as well as contributing hugely to the launch of a new project with Nick Walters during her time at Jazz South. I cannot recommend her highly enough as a mentor - her vast experience means that she is able to play a supportive role in all aspects of the music industry.'

Rebecca Nash, pianist composer, arranger, educators and collaborator

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Tamsin was wonderful to work with on various Jazz South Projects, it's so nice to work alongside someone who has such a passion for the music and, above all, someone who has great care and empathy for the artists she works with.

Tim Hand, Tim Hand Productions

Your investment

  • Full price: £197 for 6 groups sessions and one individual Deep Dive session

  • SAVE with the Early Bird: just £157 when you book before Friday 27 August


Get started today

If you’re ready to keep up your motivation, stay creative and develop the business skills to support your music, take action and BOOK NOW!