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:
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:
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 provides paid work experience, training, and mentoring opportunities with industry professionals.
*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
With Special Thanks to Vivendi
Music for Youth's Frequencies programme is sponsored by Vivendi Create Joy Fund; a fund which seeks to develop individual and collective talent through music, film, content creation and journalism projects. Focussing specifically on artists aged 16-21, Music for Youth and Vivendi Create Joy Fund have united their aims of helping young people facing disadvantage, difficulty and disconnection, by providing opportunities and links to the professional music sector through a programme of educational and performance-based initiatives.
The Frequencies programme helps emerging artists reach their full potential, raise their self-esteem, build self-confidence and create happiness.