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CALLING ALL MUSICIANS in London and the South East!

Live Music Now is looking to recruit exceptional professional musicians in London and the South East.

Applications are open here and recruitment workshops will be held in London in November 2023. The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 16th October 2023.

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Live Music Now musicians work flexibly in a wide range of community and public settings including special schools, care homes and hospitals. They give performances and lead workshops which make a huge difference to individual lives. Live Music Now supports musicians through regular training and mentoring and offers payment and expenses in line with Musicians’ Union rates.

We are looking for professional performers who are excellent musicians and have a passion for sharing their music with others. Applications are welcome from a broad range of genres – Beatboxing to Bhangra, Funk to Folk, Classical to Contemporary Jazz and much more. You could be a solo singer-songwriter or an ensemble of up to five.

We particularly encourage applications from musicians that come from non-formal education and training routes, as well musicians from under-represented parts of society, including those identifying as disabled, gender-diverse, neurodivergent and from the global-majority.

We aim to provide an accessible and inclusive application process, so for any support or alternative formats please contact [email protected].

Here’s what some of our musicians say about working for Live Music Now:

“Live Music Now has made me a much more sympathetic musician. I’ve built a real toolkit of experiences that help me play reactively [and] assess where my music connects.”
“Live Music Now has provided a vital lifeline both financially and creatively during this last year.”
“Live Music Now was a defining and life changing experience for me. Some of the happiest experiences I have ever had.”

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Successful applicants will be invited to take part in a recruitment workshop on one of the following dates in London.

  • 14th November, 1.30-5.30pm
  • 17th November, 1.30-5.30pm 
  • 24th November, 1.30-5.30pm 
  • 28th November, 1.30-5.30pm 
  • 30th November, 1.30-5.30pm 

More information on Live Music Now musicians’ recruitment can be found here.

Musicians based in and around East Anglia will be able to apply later this year from the 22nd of January 2023. You can log your interest here to be notified when applications are live.

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