A new event to inspire and empower members of Scotland's hip hop and grime communities launches this summer, helped by some of the most vital names in the scene.
BBC Radio 1Xtra's Rap Show host Tiffany Calver, Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) 2020 winner Nova, rising star Ransom FA and award-winning author/artist Darren McGarvey are among key speakers set for the inaugural HANG (Hip-Hop Aimed Networking with Grime), a free, all-ages event taking place online and live at Glasgow's SWG3 on Saturday 31st July.
Presented by the Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMA) in partnership with Creative Scotland, HANG is an educational and cultural programme aimed at supporting artists in making their next steps in the industry, and celebrating the diversity of the country's hip hop and grime communities.
Registration opens in June to attend HANG, which will culminate with a showcase of performances from Scottish artists. Upcoming artists will also have a chance to play at the event by submitting their music in June.
The hybrid one-day event features panel discussions on practicalities, such as how to pitch yourself to radio and streaming platforms, monetising your music, and workshops on the core elements of hip hop culture such as breakdancing, spoken word, DJ-ing and graffiti.
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