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COMMOTION Youth Music Event

COMMOTION Youth Music Event

COMMOTION Youth Music Event —

Nelson, 12 - 13 August 2023

Calling all youth singers, songwriters and musicians. COMMOTION is a contemporary music event comprising a weekend of workshops, mentoring, music industry panels, and performances, for youth aged 14-21. COMMOTION's purpose is to expose youth to content and inspiration otherwise not available, provide an opportunity for creative self-expression, and demystify pathways within the music industry. www.commotion.nz

COMMOTION will be held in Nelson over the weekend of 12-13 August, 2023.

COMMOTION 2023 has places for 80 student attendees and we have confirmed an amazing lineup of kiwi artists including:

  • Laughton Kora (Kora)
  • Joel Shadbolt (L.A.B.)
  • Lisa Tomlins (Fat Freddy's Drop, L.A.B., Fly My Pretties)
  • MC Tali (Drum & Bass artist/MC)
  • Huia Hamon (World music artist, manager, producer)
  • Steph Brown and Fen Ikner (LIPS)
  • REI (Rapper, singer, producer)
  • Paddy Free (Pitch Black and Ableton Certified Trainer)
  • DJ Shan - Aotearoa DJ Academy
  • Trilby Crowther (APRA AMCOS)
  • Archie Hamilton (DRM)
  • + more to be confirmed

Workshop content will include workshops on songwriting, lyric writing, record a demo, learn to DJ, beat making, mixing & mastering, home recording, vocals workshop, instrument workshops, stage presence, and live sound,
COMMOTION student cost is $120 per student (COMMOTION costs over $800 per student to put on so is amazing value). The cost difference is met through funding and sponsorship. We also have a small number of full scholarships available for Māori, Pasifika, and economic hardship.