Learn hip-hop technical and business skills in an eight week free program for local young people.
Victorian non-profit music organisation The Push is launching a hip-hop school aimed at young people aged between 12 and 25 years old who live, study, work or recreate in the Moreland area.
For its pilot term, The Ledge will run Thursdays 4pm to 6pm at Oxygen Youth Centre from October 27 to December 15. The aim of the project is to provide local young aspiring hip-hop artists with the opportunity to develop their performing and recording skills in a professional studio atmosphere with experience artist guidance and mentoring from professional artist Defron. Whether you want to start a hip-hop career but don’t know where to start or are making hip-hop music but need guidance? Want a place to cypher? Recording? Produce? Perform? Freestyle? Throughout the eight-week program participants will learn all that while covering the following:
- Business skills including artist management and digital distribution
- Technical skills including recording and performing
- Hip-hop history
The Push has delivered high-quality hip-hop projects throughout Melbourne and Victoria for over a decade. Most notably the giant hip-hop showcase Our Backyard at the Arts Centre and rural and metropolitan hip-hop train line workshop series Backing Tracks. The Ledge is The Push’s third hip-hop project for the year. The first Art of Fresh in partnership with the Mirabel Foundation provided disadvantaged youth the opportunity to record an original hip-hop song and video clip. The second project Walk This Way in partnership with City of Melbourne ran a series of hip-hop workshops across five weeks introducing international students and newcomers to Melbourne to the city’s artistic and cultural scenes.
The program will also provide collaborative and performance opportunities throughout Moreland and Melbourne and include mentoring and guest appearances from established Melbourne hip-hop artists.
Applications for this round of The Ledge are now closed.