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BandLab supports future hitmakers, songwriters and producers with Instrumental Gift

Mon 10 January 2022

The social music platform has gifted five Harmony and Heritage guitars to our Music Performance and Industry Students

The first of its kind for a London conservatoire, our BA (Hons) Music Performance and Industry launched this academic year and provides diverse musical artists with a world-class place to be a Changemaker.

And now, students on the programme have access to further enhanced resources, thanks to BandLab’s gift of five Harmony and Heritage guitars.

The gift equips singer-songwriters and instrumentalists with the high-quality tools to match their ambitions, supporting them to be curious, experimental and collaborative in developing their own artistic identity.

Joe Townsend, Head of BA Music Performance and Industry, comments –

“Trinity Laban is a future-focussed and socially engaged destination for young artists in the heart of southeast London’s creative music scene. While studying with us, our talented students deserve the very best equipment so they can succeed in and shape the musical landscape.

“We’re thrilled that this donation creates the opportunity for our students to play on instruments of this quality, giving students from all backgrounds a voice through the expression of music. We are deeply grateful for this support and expression of confidence from BandLab Technlologies.”

With a mission to break down the technical, geographic and creative barriers between creators, collaborators and community, BandLab is a free and unlimited social music platform enabling creators to make music and share the process with musicians and fans.

Meng Ru Kuok, Group CEO of BandLab Technologies, comments –

“Like Trinity Laban, BandLab is committed to supporting the next generation of music makers and empowering music creation through technology. We are very excited about the BA Music Performance and Industry programme launch and hope our gift of Harmony and Heritage guitars offers extra inspiration for the programme in its inaugural year. Best of luck to these students — our future hitmakers, songwriters, producers and performers — as they take this next step in their creative journey.”

BA Music Performance and Industry student Maddie Goode explains how the instruments have provided a new chapter in her song writing –

“This is the first time properly playing electric guitar. I’ve always played acoustic and I like playing electric now because it’s a warmer tone, which really adds to some of my songs.”

Fellow student Taliesin is using this opportunity to better understand the mechanics of guitar improvisation better in order to improve his song writing and stage performance.

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