In this interview Simon talks more about Swansea Music Hub and his work in the city of Swansea. Building up a massive list of creatives who are making some amazing music and connecting with their listeners offline.
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An interview with Simon Parton from Swansea Music Hub
It showcased a cross section of music, comedy, poetry and arts, but as we are both musicians there was a big focus on music.
I think one of the most useful things that we learnt from the event is that there are so many amazing creative things happening in Swansea and so many like minded people wanting our music scene to flourish.
More recently I’ve been discovering lots of new music through organising our music directory on the site and it’s been great to reach out to artists to get creative and collaborate with them.
"Go to other bands/musicians’ gigs. Visit venues that you haven’t been to before. It’ll all come full circle and you’ll find that more people will support you!" #SwanseaMusic
This was true at our musician’s forum earlier this month - we had people from the heavy metal scene expressing the same thoughts, barriers and concerns as those from the hip hop and electronic music scenes!
"We currently have over 100 artists listed on our directory and we’d love it to grow even more".Swansea Music Hub
We want it to be a place where ideas, events and opportunities can be shared and a place where musicians can come together to improve our music scene. We’re hoping that this will not only bring new opportunities and develop the music scene, but will also attract bands and promoters from other cities to put on shows and events in the city.
But, more importantly, support each other. Go to other bands/musicians’ gigs. Visit venues that you haven’t been to before. It’ll all come full circle and you’ll find that more people will support you!
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