Apply for LIMF Academy 2014

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LIMF Academy 2014


How to apply

Applications are now open for the ‘Class of 2014’, which will select 15 bands, artists or DJ’s to perform on the LIMF Academy stage for 2014.

The 5 ‘most ready’ artists, bands or DJ’s will then join an elite masterclass programme – offering priceless help, support and mentoring.

LIMF Academy: Class of 2014 

Applications close at 00:00 on Saturday 21st June 2014

The lucky 15 will be announced on Saturday 12th July 2014!

Application Criteria and How We Judge

In order to apply you need to be:

  • aged between 13 – 21 years old
  • live within Merseyside
  • a band, solo artist or a DJ

Selections will be made by a panel of three judges:

  • Yaw Owusu (LIMF, Music Curator)
  • Steve Levine (British Grammy Award Winning Music Producer)
  • Dave Monks (BBC Merseyside 95.8FM / BBC Introducing)

What we will offer you

Of the 15 selected, 10 will perform on Saturday 23rd August 2014 on the LIMF Academy Palm House Stage and the 5 ‘most ready’ will perform on Monday 25th August 2014 on the same stage.

In addition to this we will also offer the 5 ‘most ready’ an elite masterclass programme, offering priceless support, mentoring and help.

Elite masterclass programme

The 5 ‘most ready’ will receive the following package of support:

  • Masterclass Day of advice with industry insiders.
  • BBC Merseyside Feature and Session with Dave Monks
  • Mentoring through The Label Recordings at Edge Hill University
  • Showcase event at Edge Hill University
  • One full day acoustic recording session at Grammy Award Winning British Producer Steve Levine’s Studio
  • Studio recording time at Crosstown Studios
  • Profile in the local media
  • Make over from Voodou Salon
  • Styling from Resurrection Clothing and 20% discount
  • Photoshoot with Mark McNulty
  • Tickets to LIMF commission gigs
  • Slot of LIMF 2015, Threshold 2015 amongst other events
  • Slot on Series 3 of the Red sofa Sessions with Liverpool Live
  • Information Packs



Apply for LIMF Academy 2014

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