“We aim to empower those who often feel powerless”


Boutique Music Publisher Palm Bay Music, is excited to announce the launch of four new, ground-breaking songwriting camps in partnership with Focusrite. The first of which is taking place on 14 -18 June 2021, with more scheduled for next year. 

The writing camps are aimed those within the LGBTQI community, non-binary individuals, women, non-graduates, from less advantaged socio-economic backgrounds and of diverse ethnic heritage.

The writer development programme will pay young writers, producers and artists aged 18-25 a fee to write, be mentored, network and receive feedback from established industry professionals. 

They will nurture, elevate and – crucially – financially support young people who are currently underrepresented to become the UK’s music leaders of tomorrow.

Rhiannon Mair, Managing Director

There will be four people at each camp, three young people and one industry professional. Each young person will receive travel and accommodation expenses and £440 a week (£88p/d) fee for participating in the writing camps. 

As a majority female led company with LGBTQI and diverse ethnic heritage founding Managing Directors, Palm Bay understands the difficulties of navigating the music industry if you belong to a minority group. They believe in a future that is enriched by diverse voices and leaders and aim to empower those who often feel powerless.

Kimberly Anne, Managing Director Palm Bay Music said: “This is a real opportunity to contribute towards changing the future landscape of the music industry by making it more accessible to diverse creators and decision makers. Palm Bay Music is committed to empowering underrepresented voices and progressing towards a more balanced industry. The support we have received from established writer-producers wanting to mentor our developing young writers is unreal, we can’t wait to hear the amazing music that will emerge from this project.” 

Sound like your song-writing dream? Applications open on their website Monday 8 February, don’t miss it! 

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