A CELEBRATION of the spirit of independent music stores will be held at Worcester Arts Workshop in the form of a pop up music store.
To mark Independent Record Store Day today (Saturday) across the UK, the pop up music store will offer independent and unsigned artists a chance to sell their records and merch to general public – while the audience can meet and get to know local musicians and artists
Throughout the day visitors to Worcester Arts Workshop will have a chance to listen to acoustic performances from Chloe Mogg, Redwood, Ruben Seabright and Hannah Law. The event will be headlined by Worcester based poet and singer Iggy Cuthbert (Happy Bones).
Local music scouts Rita and Malicia Dabrowicz of Vanadian Avenue will hold workshop how to survive in the music industry offering tips regarding marketing strategy, radio airplay and gig opportunities for emerging artists. The free event will start at 10am until 4pm.
Ellie Williams known on the local music scene as Redwood and who will release her debut single on April 25 said: “Now more than ever, we have the power to support one another as musicians and share the music we are creating.
“With platforms like Facebook to promote music, each one of us can make such a difference by sharing each other’s music. I also think that going to performances and events put on within the local music scene is really important.
“Most important of all is remembering the musicians, venue owners and promoters who supported you from the beginning, no matter how successful you become.”
Hannah Phillips, director of transformation at Worcester Arts Workshop: “We are thrilled to be hosting this event at Worcester Arts Workshop and we hope it will be the first of many. It is extremely important we support our local emerging talent and offer artists opportunities to sell and perform their work.”
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