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Music Industry Skills Boot Camp for Londoners


Applications are open for the current cohort running from July - September 2023

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What will the Bootcamp give me?

Free access to music industry experts and employers who will deliver coaching and mentoring sessions and project based work providing you with practical information in:

  • Songwriting
  • Performance
  • Audio Production & Engineering
  • Event Management and Live Production
  • Digital Global Music Marketing
  • Publishing
  • Income Streams

You will take part in free weekly workshops to enhance and develop business and personal skills including:

  • Project Management
  • Technical and Digital skills
  • Managing Professional Relationships
  • Organisational Skills
  • Resilience
  • Agility
  • And MUCH more!

You will also receive:

  • A guaranteed interview with a London based industry employer
  • Training equivalent to Foundation Level 4 co-designed & delivered by music industry employers and accredited training providers
  • CV development and interview preparation support
  • Pre-employment coaching for those moving to an employed role
  • Access to course materials and the technical equipment needed to succeed

Join Clock Your Skills, Music Ally and Neko Trust for this free Music Industry Skills Bootcamp to boost your knowledge and fast-track you to an interview with a London based industry employer. 

Bursaries for travel and childcare costs

Travel and childcare bursaries are available for those who need it to be able to attend: priority will be given to those from low socioeconomic backgrounds and single parents who are primary caregivers.

Who can apply?

  • You are a London resident aged 19 years+.
  • You are in full-time or part-time employment, self-employed, unemployed (i.e. not in work), including adults returning to work after a break and ex-service personnel.
  • You have not taken part in any other GLA funded Skills Boot Camp this year
  • You have the right to work in the UK
  • You are interested in a career in the creative industries, particularly music
  • You are motivated and eager to learn new skills.

This FREE programme particularly welcomes applications from underrepresented groups interested in, or working in entry level positions within the creative industries, including:

  • Young people from black communities and young people from underrepresented ethnic minorities in London. 
  • Women and people who identify as female
  • People with impaired mobility or other disabilities
  • People who identify as coming from a working-class background

We also welcome applications from:

  • People with spent convictions or experience of the criminal justice system
  • Serving prisoners due to be released within 6 months of completion of the Skills Boot Camp and those on Temporary Release.
  • Those who have had less than positive experiences of formal learning in the past, and
  • People with a lot to juggle (for example: carers and single parents).


We are currently reviewing the structure of the next Bootcamp. We usually ask for a commitment of 3 days per week (Mon-Sun) which will be a combination of in person workshops and remote / location based learning.

Where is it based?

Spaces across London within easy access of public transport.

Guided learning hours:

  • 10 hours per week independent learning (total: 140 independent learning hours).
  • In total: 210 guided learning hours & 140 independent learning hours over 14 weeks

Key Dates:

Applications go live:

Applications being accepted and will be reviewed when the date of the next Bootcamp is confirmed. 

Deadline for applications:

Applications will be added to a waiting list and reviewed when the date of the next Bootcamp is confirmed.

Interview Dates:

A supportive group 'Skills Discovery' Workshop will be held which aims to help individuals explore their skills and expeirence. Date TBC. 


A one day induction prior to the start date.

Full Programme Start Date:


Programme End Date:


How to apply

To apply, please complete our online Expression of Interest form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form which can be accessed at the top of this page. 

Still have questions?

Please visit our FAQs section which should hopefully have all the answers you need. If you still have a query or need to apply using a different format please contact us at [email protected]

Music Skills BootCamp for Londoners is funded by Greater London Authority (GLA) overseen by the Mayor of London.  This is part of the Department for Education’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee £18m programme : helping everyone gain skills for life.

About our partners:

Music Ally launched in 2002 with a mission to help the global music industry to thrive from digital disruption. The organisation has a ten year track record of training professionals in the music business. From major label teams at Universal, Sony and Warner, through to Indie labels, managers, artists and more, Music Ally trains the best to be the best and is known for being a trusted, independent source of knowledge for the music industry. As such, Music Ally has experience in delivering over over 30 modules through its Learning Hub and these resources will ensure that our Music Industry Skills Boot Camp is underpinned by unrivalled course content, delivered by trusted experts in their field.

Neko Trust is the music industry charity that supports early career creatives both on and off stage. NEKO’s vision is for a more sustainable music industry, underpinned by a workforce representative of the UK population. Its mission is to help the next generation of music and live events talent reach their potential, no matter who they are or where they come from. In pursuit of this, NEKO provides education programmes and hands-on training as well as access to subsidised workspace and rehearsal facilities at its thriving cultural hub in Merton.

CLOCK was set up in 2016 to deliver learning and professional development programmes for the Creative Industries. Since its inception CLOCK has facilitated Boot camps for over 236 learners for those that prefer to learn through work. The CLOCK boot camp experience is transformative for learners: practical, experiential and non-formal learning are all recognised and validated as CLOCK benchmarks the skills and knowledge that are applied in professional work, roles and projects to specific industry and qualification levels.

Employment Partners

Metropolis Studios is Europe’s #1 independent recording studio and home to the best mastering engineers in the world. Their facilities include an iconic range of dynamic tracking and mixing studios, the best mastering suites found anywhere in the world, a series of new writing and production rooms available for short and long term lease, and other serviced spaces for rent currently occupied by the likes of Roland and Spotify. Metropolis Studios believe that it is as important to represent and build long lasting relations with the next wave of young talent as it is servicing their legendary clients who have been returning to Metropolis Studios for the best part of three decades since the doors opened.

Since Gallowglass was founded in 1996 it has become a market leader in the tv/film & event sectors, continually adapting and evolving with those industry’s everchanging demands: This is why we have been involved in some of the most iconic events ever held, supported some of the most successful television and film productions ever broadcast, won a multitude of industry awards and over this time have employed more than 10,000 young people. But it’s not just about building a business, it’s also about creating a career path for the next generation. We continue to provide manpower for the BBC to Bond, Dancing on Ice to Dragons Den, Mission Impossible to Match of the Day and a raft of festivals, Glastonbury, Wireless, Leeds & Reading. The list goes on, whether it’s tv, film, exhibition, music, iconic venues, theatre, we support it all. These are not things we say we can do; these are things we are doing, all day every day.

Blue Raincoat Music is an artist management company, music publishing company and record label, founded in 2014 by Jeremy Lascelles and Robin Millar. It has offices in London, New York and Los Angeles. In 2016 the company launched a new publishing arm and bought Chrysalis Records, one of the leading British independent labels. In 2019 Blue Raincoat Music forged a partnership with New York based independent music company Reservoir Media. Chrysalis Records then re-launched as a frontline label in February 2020, marking a return to releasing new music for the first time in over two decades.

Our Partners