Launchpad (Yorkshire)

Talent development program for artists & music professionals


Launchpad is a talent development program that offers opportunities and support for emerging artists, musicians, producers, bands, composers and music professionals in the Yorkshire region. Each year, multiple rounds of successful artists and music workers receive a variety of opportunities, including tailored industry mentoring, funding towards recording or towards their project and/or live opportunities. More specifically, Launchpad: *Funds recording sessions for selected artists and advice on releasing and distributing music. *Provides live opportunities in collaboration with partners. *Arranges one to one advice, support and mentoring for selected artists and those aspiring to work in music. *Funds project support for those building a career in the music industry, creating new music businesses or projects. *Organises conferences, workshops and seminars with a range of partners and provides regular updates on events, opportunities and funding available in the region and from local and national partners. Launchpad is delivered by Music Local to support artists and emerging music professionals in Yorkshire. Launchpad is supported by Youth Music, with public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England, alongside Leeds 2023 & Leeds City Council, and as a PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner.