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Unsigned musicians offered career networking boost by local music artist

The Unsigned Artist company is hosting a launch event to bring independent musicians from in and around the Welsh capital together

Founder and recording artist Nikki Pope is looking to create a network for local artists to collaborate through The Unsigned Artist. (Image: The Unsigned Artist)

A new company which provides advice to independent musicians and bands worldwide on how to manage their careers is hosting a free networking event in Cardiff Bay on 19 November.

The Unsigned Artist business is run by Cardiff-based recording artist Nikki Pope. It is organising events in the US as well as in UK cities, and the Cardiff event takes place from 6-8pm at Academy Coffee’s Platform venue in Bute Street.

The evening is designed to encourage independent and unsigned artists to network and meet other up-and-coming musicians in the industry.

Plus Nikki will be unveiling the business’s new concept of video tutorial workshops, which will be available to purchase from 1 December. The video will provide first-hand guidance on how to manage your career and set up a team around you when you’re starting out.

In addition, an open mic will be held and all interested musicians are encouraged to take a turn!

Cardiff was named as the UK’s first Music City last year, and The Unsigned Artist group is hoping to capitalise on the city’s deep music heritage and aspiring musicians’ scene.

“Cardiff is on the brink of something really exciting for the whole creative industry,” said Nikki.

“This means that soon, one of the main things that Cardiff will be known for globally is its reputation for a thriving music scene.”

The Unsigned Artist is aiming to become the go-to networking hub for independent and unsigned musicians on both sides of the Atlantic.

Nikki added, “When the fall of Cardiff’s bustling music home, Womanby Street was protested, this is enough to show the passion and dedication for music within our city.

“I genuinely believe that any artists who are contemplating a move to Wales will see only positive changes in our music scene and if they put themselves out there, they can of course thrive and make a name for themselves.

“I’ve been there, done it and have found a system that works,” she explained.

Those planning to attend the event are asked to register here, and if you are planning on playing, don’t forget your track or instrument!

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