TUFF Music Academy

Applications for the award-winning TUFF Music Academy are now open. Simply complete the online application form to be in with a chance of getting involved. Be quick, applications close at 5pm on 14th February 2022.

Headed up by Daniel Xander (BSc, MA), aimed at artists, producer-artists and bands between the ages 16-25 from across Merseyside, TUFFM Academy gives you exclusive access to activities and insider know-how from the music industry. For those selected, the Academy offers:

  • Financial investment in your career (up to £1500)
  • A variety of performance opportunities
  • Collaborative EP Project and music making opportunities
  • Access to exclusive monthly masterclasses and workshop sessions with industry experts and practitioners
  • Access to the TUFFM Academy Industry Insight and Networking Events
  • 25 hours of FREE rehearsal time
  • 12+ hours of mentoring by Industry Professional
  • FREE distribution with Ditto Music
  • FREE PRS For Music Membership
  • FREE Musicians Union Membership

On top of this, for the three ‘most ready’ artists, producer-artists and/or bands the Academy will also provide:

  • A filmed ‘TUFFM Live Lounge’ session
  • Creation of instustry standard press assets – photography, website, EPK and biography
  • Performance at TUFFM Academy
  • 3 days of recording studio time with A&R support
  • Marketing and PR support for single campaign
  • Year round mentoring by Industry Professional
  • All year round life coaching by Dr Shamender Talwar

TUFFM Academy partners include BBC Introducing, PRS Foundation, Youth Music, Musician’s Union, Ditto Music , Gigmit and Liverpool City Council.



Interested in getting involved with the TUFFM Academy?

Entry into the TUFFM Academy is done through an application process. If you are interested in applying please complete the online form here before 5pm on 14th February 2022, when application close. If you have any questions email the team on info@tuffm.com

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