When young people are looking to start their music careers, those from low-income households are not able to get the necessary musical guidance needed. Because of this, they experience a loss of confidence, feelings of hopelessness and exclusion. This inability to pursue something that you’re extremely passionate about due to financial difficulties can often lead young people into alternative career choices, such as antisocial behaviour, unemployment, and idleness. The RecordShop is a free recording studio programme that aims to make music opportunities accessible to those aged 16 – 25.
Established in 2015, The RecordShop is a free pop-up recording studio and artist development programme for young creatives founded by rap artist ‘WondRWomN’. Growing up, she identified that there were not enough opportunities available for young music artists to grow and develop, so she was determined to create a platform for upcoming musicians. The RecordShop run's four 10 week projects per year, where participants get the opportunity to create music with us. We also offer music workshops, events, and work placements.
Collaborating with GoThinkBig, The National Lottery, London Youth Support Trust, The Roundhouse, Arts Council, Wired4Music, Telefonica, Unltd, Vinspired, RedBull, Mayor Of London & Samsung.
Featuring in TimeOut, RedBull, BBC News, BBC Radio London, ITV News, Tottenham Community Press, The Voice, The Archer Newspaper & The Tottenham Independent.
Winning the ‘Basic Business Initiative UK’ award for ‘New Entrepreneur Mind Of The Year' (2017).
Nominee for 'Precious Awards' for 'Young Entrepreneur Of The Year' (2018).
Winner of The Mayor Of London's Culture Seeds Awards for 'People Powered Culture' (2019).
Winner of The Anjool Malde Memorial Foundation 'Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award' (2019)