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Calling Derry & Strabane based musicians and bands - LEVELUP opportunity

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Local musicians and bands in Derry & Strabane! Here's a paid opportunity to have your video featured during the LEVELUP Enterprise Week events

LEVELUP is a 2-day hybrid event taking place during Derry and Strabane Enterprise Week

undraw_media_player_Delivered by Startacus, a startup focused platform, programme and event facilitation company and in partnership with Derry City and Strabane District Council, LEVELUP will seek to inspire change and encourage entrepreneurship at a local level, exploring how people, both locally and internationally, have created opportunity, economic growth and initiated real change. 

In addition to the NI Startup pitch competition and a series of inspirational sessions on a range of topics including Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Social Change and Inclusion and Diversity we also want to help showcase some talented local artists and musicians over the course of the two days, as we are expecting local, national and international attendees.

levelup logo 2We know that the last year has been particularly challenging for local musicians and whilst we may not be able to offer them the opportunity to play a live gig, we would like to provide a paid opportunity to showcase what they do via a virtual performance.

During the 2 day event, we would like to feature short video recordings from up to three local artists - solo performers or groups and in some small way celebrate what they do. We want to highlight that despite the recent challenges, the Derry music scene is as alive and vibrant as it ever was!

If you are an artist from within the Derry & Strabane Council area and you’d like to submit a video recording for consideration, here’s what we need:

  • 1-2 videos of you performing an original track

  • Each video should ideally be 3-5 minutes in length

  • File format should be .mov or .mp4

undraw_video_influencer_9oyyWe plan to feature 1-2 videos from up to 3 artists over the course of the two days so unfortunately we can’t promise that we will include yours! We will however only be selecting local artists from within the Derry & Strabane Council area. 

And please note, the technical quality of the recording will also be a consideration in the selection process and of course the more professional looking the music video that you have, the better!

EW2021_brand (Please submit your recordings via WeTransfer to by 11.59pm Saturday 10th April. We will aim to update all those who have submitted recordings by week commencing Monday 12th April. 

N.B. All featured artists will be paid £100 - £150 via Paypal or Bank Transfer if their videos are selected (£100 if 1 video is featured, £150 if 2 videos are featured). All videos selected will remain the property of the artists and will only be used by the Startacus team during the LEVELUP day and evening events on 21st and 22nd April.


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Published on: 26th March 2021

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