TIDES: Digital Music Festival


TIDES is an ambitious digital music festival partnership between Live Argyll and CHARTS, funded by Creative Scotland. Managed by producer, Iain Maclean of Myplayer Media, the idea behind TIDES is to meet some of the challenges musicians living in Argyll and Bute face as a result of the pandemic. During lockdown, in March 2021, we worked with Dunoon Burgh Hall to showcase Argyll’s musicians, including with awards, as a response to a phase when live performances just weren’t possible. As a result, some performers were offered work for when lockdown lifted, and we helped build new audiences – 9,000 views were recorded on Myplayer within 48hrs. It can still be enjoyed at myplayer.uk/tides

To end this year, December’s more seasonal online music festival will once again be designed to involve as many musicians as possible and we would especially welcome young musicians to take part. Due to feedback earlier in the year, from both participants and audience, we will also include a range of genre. Performers from all ages and stages of their careers are welcome to apply to take part.

This time we are also offering training opportunities to young technicians and videographers to help record and promote selected performances , to be staged at the Corran Halls in Oban.

The project once again aims to highlight a vibrant and wide range of music, including  music emerging over recent months to premier online and reach national and international audiences. Awards are also available for aspects of this project. The deadline for applications is November 24th at 12pm, 2021.

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