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Frequencies is an agency for young people and exists to help anyone who wants a future in music.

Onstage, behind the scenes, playing, making, producing. We’re here to get you there.  

Our programmes are cross-genre, supporting bold multi-disciplinary ideas from young people throughout the UK. Whether you’re an emerging creative or established artist - Whatever your vibe, whatever your story. There’s a place for you.  

We have a range of projects and creative opportunities including:  

  • Live performance slots at iconic venues across the UK 
  • Paid work experience at live music events  
  • Mentoring from music industry experts 
  • Financial support and industry knowledge  
  • Professional film and photography materials 

 Everyone’s got their own frequency, we'll help you find yours. 

Frequencies Music Video Festival

Original stories told by young people  

Applications are now open for the Frequencies Music Video festival.   

The first UK-wide festival where film and music meet, featuring digital content created by young people aged 16 to 25. Whether emerging or established, the festival empowers young independent filmmakers, producers, and musicians to tell their stories, no matter who or where they are.  ​ 

The first edition of the Frequencies Music Video festival will take place in April 2024.  

Bringing together a national network of partners committed to celebrating creativity, the festival showcases future talent with an award ceremony, film screenings, workshops and inspirational panel discussions.   

The winning creatives will receive various prizes, including cash rewards, equipment and/or software. 

New Music Residency

The New Music Residency brings together artists and composers to work in collaboration and upscale their music for a performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London. 

Each year successful applicants are supported with a £1,000 bursary to support their participation, professional mentoring and a performance on the iconic Royal Albert Hall stage.  

Are you an artist, band or producer who wants to perform at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, and work with an arranger? 

Are you an arranger or composer that would like to write scores for large orchestras or ensembles, and work with an artist, band or producer? 

Successful candidates will be supported through: 

  • A £1,000 bursary to support you throughout this project 
  • A performance slot at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, London in November 2024 
  • Professional press materials, including photographs and video 
  • 4+ hours of mentoring by an Industry Professional 
  • 4+ hours of FREE rehearsal time with the ensembles 

Applications open Monday 11th November 2023,  12noon – close Monday 22nd January 2024, 12noon. 

"You don't get an opportunity like this every day. It's not something that just lands in your lap... I'm just looking forward to performing. That place [the Royal Albert Hall] is massive...! " - Life of Kwasi, Frequencies performer 

“The overall experience for myself and the guys in the band is that it's a breath of fresh air. A lot of the music industry feels like a competition, we feel safe to just explore creativity without limits with MfY which is why we make music in the first place." - Martha Phillips, Frequencies alumni

Creative Careers

Creative Careers provides paid work experience, training, and mentoring opportunities with industry professionals. 

  • Paid work experience in Presenting, Stage Tech/ Crew, Marketing and Social Media, BSL Interpreter, and Production roles. 
  • 4+ hours of mentoring with an industry professional, including professional TV and radio presenters, photographers, stage crew etc. 
  • Professional experience to add onto your CV 
  • Work at iconic music venues across the UK including the Royal Albert Hall in London and Symphony Hall, Town Hall and CBSO Centre in Birmingham. 

*When applying please choose from the dropdown which role and event dates you are available for. All training days must be attended. 

I really enjoyed working for MFY, and it was great to be at the Royal Albert Hall. As someone who took part in the event 10 years ago it was great to see what goes on behind the scenes at these sorts of events and of course amazing to see such amazing talent. Thanks for having me! - Immy O'Donoghue, Social Media Assistant 

Working for Music For Youth as part of the National Festival is always a highlight of the year. Seeing the elation of the performers when they walk off the stage is just phenomenal, and getting to hear all kinds of music making from across the country is such a privilege. The atmosphere is like no other - it’s such a celebration! - Lily Johnson, Backstage role 

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