Young people from low income households wanting to start their music careers are often unable to access the necessary professional and financial resources needed. As a result, they may experience a loss of confidence, feelings of hopelessness and exclusion. This inability to pursue their passion due to financial difficulties may lead to antisocial behaviour, unemployment, and idleness.
The RecordShop began as a voluntary social action project in 2015 as a pop-up recording studio that aimed to provide the opportunity for disadvantaged young people to have the experience to record and perform their music. In 2017 we officially launched our social enterprise offering recording studio services, as well as primarily working with young people and offering music opportunities in areas such as studio time, workshops, events, internships, apprenticeships and employment.