Sound and Music is looking to provide UK-based writers, creators and musicians aged 18-25 with a space to platform their unique ideas, voices and views on new music, sound and the people who make it, as part of a new paid editorial series called BMC Future Views.
Whether it’s a new collective, genre, trend, movement, way of creating or listening to sound - or something completely different, we want to know what excites you in the world of music, and what needs to be heard now.
Successful proposals will be paid £150 and have their work hosted uniquely on the British Music Collection website as well as shared via our social channels and newsletters.
Deadline for submissions: Tuesday 5th October at 11:59pm
What we’re looking for
We have kept this brief as intentionally open as possible, and welcome pitches for explorations, essays and deep dives, as well as more experimental forms of creative writing. The text that you are proposing, if realised, should be between 800 – 1500 words.
Please note however, that this is not a promotional opportunity for individual acts, but rather a place for broader thematic pieces. Similarly, we not looking for academic papers written in highly technical or theoretical language. If your proposal involves developing texts you have previously written in a scholarly context, please consider how you might make them more accessible for a more general and wider audience.
If you’re looking for guidance, some areas we are interested in at the moment include:
Jazz Collectives (UK)
Give us a quick intro about yourself, a short pitch/proposal (150 words max) about the article you’d like to write, and if possible, any links to some of your previous writing. Then tell us why you’re the right person to tell this story!
Take a look at a previous British Music Collection editorial series - to see examples of work we've supported recently - such as:
How to apply
Submit your proposal on Airtable here - https://airtable.com/shrbuHypAqiDHaj8R
Deadline, Tuesday 5th October, 11:59pm.
To apply you must be based in the UK.
Sound and Music is committed to equality, inclusivity and diversity across all our programmes. We strongly encourage proposal from people who are D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse or with long-term health conditions, those who identify as LGBTQIA+, and those from low-income or ethnically diverse backgrounds.
You can find out more about our commitment to creating open and inclusive opportunities by reading our Fair Access Principles.
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