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Director of Heartlight Music Melissa Stanton will be appearing at the forum.

Tweed Shire Council is hosting a Music Forum for local youth. The educational forum will provide an opportunity for young musicians to establish relationships with industry experts and connect with other creative young people.

The event is an educational forum for young people and includes presentations and panels on songwriting, technology in music, promotions, and ‘do it yourself’ business.

Council’s Community Development Officer – Cultural Planning, David Burgener said the event is about celebrating and promoting local talent and building relationships between high school students, post-secondary institutions, industry experts and Council.

‘These events are great opportunity to connect with other musicians and learn from local people in the industry. Professional development is a key part of making a career in the music business and creative industries,’ Mr Burgener said.

‘Of course we’ll also have some live music with sets from Courtney and Martin Worboyes, and Angie Hudson, which will be fantastic.

‘It’s shaped up to be a fantastic event and we are excited to work alongside a group of students from Banora Point High School and music industry mentor Melissa Stanton who has helped design the program for the event,’ he said.

Director of Heartlight Music Melissa Stanton is a signed musician and songwriter and has been mentoring successfully for over 30 years in the music industry.

‘It is my absolute pleasure to be working with Tweed Shire Council as Council’s music industry mentor for the upcoming Youth Music Forum,’ Ms Stanton said.

‘I am committed to creating longevity as a musician and performer in this industry and I am passionate about the youth of this region contributing to an exciting and dynamic industry in which they feel they have a voice.

‘The forum will give youth the opportunity to talk with key players in the music industry and build contacts that can help them on their musical journey.

‘This is a great opportunity for young people looking at the music industry to gain valuable knowledge and experiences,’ she said.

If you are no longer a youth but you are young at heart, this is still a great opportunity to learn and connect with other musicians. The event is free, but spaces are limited. Book at https://youthmusicforum.eventbrite.com.au

The Youth Music Forum will be held on Friday 29 November at the Tweed Heads Civic and Cultural Centre Auditorium.

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