A MUSIC industry crash course is being provided free of charge for the Isle of Wight's young people.

Ventnor Exchange is providing the event through its new platform Brave Island.

Soundcheck: A Music Industry Crash Course is a virtual event, taking place via Zoom on Saturday, March 27, from 11am to 4.15pm, with additional content to be made available on the Ventnor Exchange website on the day.

Participants can learn from a range of top industry professionals from places like Spotify, agency ATC Live who represent bands including Fontaines D.C. and Mac Demarco, and successful independent labels like Big Scary Monsters and Alcopop! through a mixture of interviews, Q&As and panel discussions.

Soundcheck will be covering topics such as how to get signed, how to get your music heard, artists' personal experiences, as well as hearing from a music producer, learning about PR and what different roles there are within a record label.

Sign up at braveisland.uk to book your place and receive updates on guest speakers as they’re announced.

Brave Island is a new type of platform for 14 to 25 year olds living on the Isle of Wight and interested in the creative industries. With regular posts each week listing new opportunities to get involved, learn new skills, get free tickets to events or even paid jobs and commissions.

It’s completely free to take part.