13th April, 2011

Stow College student to T off music management career at Balado

A new partnership between Stow College and Tennent’s Lager

A new partnership between Stow College and Tennent’s Lager will be music to the ears of the College’s Music Business students as one lucky class member is to be given the chance to rub shoulders with the budding Snow Patrols  and Biffy Clyros of 2011 – as part of Tennents’ highly successful T Break initiative.


Tennent’s Lager, founding partner of Scotland’s biggest music festival T in the Park, staged annually at Balado in Kinrossshire, is offering an exclusive internship to one lucky Stow College student, who will work as part of the T Break team from March until August this year.


Launched by Tennent’s last week, T Break is now in its 15th year and gives 16 unsigned musicians and bands a chance to play on the biggest platform for emerging new music at T in the Park. The acts, which will be announced in May, will play in front of music fans looking for ‘the next big thing’, with some of the most high-profile Scottish acts having made their T in the Park debuts on the T Break Stage, including Biffy Clyro and Snow Patrol, as well as Paolo Nutini’s ‘alter ego’ collective Snake Derrick & the Vypers.


The lucky Stow College student will be instrumental in the lead up to the event, being directly involved in the act selection process and gaining invaluable experience on site at T in the Park during the weekend of Friday 8th to Sunday 10th of July.


As part of the placement, the intern, who will be announced in the coming weeks, will also have the opportunity to network with some of the most influential music industry experts in Scotland.


David Hughes, Head of Creative Industries at Stow College, said: “Stow College are proud to be working with T Break on this exciting initiative. Projects of this kind nurture and demonstrate Tennents’ commitment to the development of a dynamic Creative Industry in Scotland.”


George Kyle, Head of Sponsorship at Tennent’s Lager, said: “This year we are delighted that T Break is offering a student at Stow College a place on the T Break team.  A huge part of the music industry is the people who work behind the scenes and this is an aspect of the industry we want to nurture, giving young people the chance to gain some real insider knowledge of the sector and help them with their career in music. “


If you’re over 18, live in Scotland, are currently unsigned and have recorded demos of original music then head to www.tennents.com/tbreak for full details on how to submit your demos. Any genre of music can be submitted before the deadline on Monday, April 11th, 2011. You could be sharing the bill with Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, Foo Fighter and many more T in the Park acts still to be announced.

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