57 North Presents: Deadloss Superstar

Local rockers Deadloss Superstar in the 57NP studio on Mon 20 Aug

57 North Presents: Swym

Psych-influenced alternative rockers visit the 57NP studio on Monday 6th August

57 North Presents: The Ghost Tape

Aberdeen alt-rock duo visit the studio on Monday 23rd July

What is shmuSOUND?

shmuSOUND is our dedicated music and sound strand. We support people (predominantly those in Regeneration Areas) to explore and experience the world of music and sound. Underpinning all of our work is the recognition of the importance of both process and output. We understand that musical experiences can be useful to different people in different ways and therefore aim to offer a broad range of music-making opportunities to all interested parties. 

 
Our work can be broadly separated into two parts; though often the two do overlap. Part of our work focuses mainly on output (CDs, high-quality performances, polished artists etc), where we support the local contemporary music scene and focus on supporting artists and bands to record, promote and broadcast new music.
 
The rest of our work focuses more heavily on the process of music-making with less emphasis on the output. This includes, the delivery of sessions to young people through Shmu's employability strand where we use music and sound to help develop confidence, self-efficacy and other lifeskills; the delivery of music and sound workshops to people in recovery to help them in their journey; the design and delivery of a program of music sessions to offenders both inside and outside the prison aim the aim of positively impacting on the lives of prisoners and thus contributing to overall crime desistance.
 
In order to carry out our projects effectively we work with a range of skilled and experienced tutors who share our understanding of the myriad positive roles music can play in enhancing well-being and creating a richer cultural landscape for all.

Latest News

57 North Presents: Deadloss Superstar

Aberdeen rockers Deadloss Superstar are the 57 North studio guests on Monday 20th August.

Date added: 15/08/2018

57 North Presents: Swym

Aberdeen-based alternative rockers Swym visit the 57 North Presents studio on Monday 6th August for a chat with our host Lou.

Date added: 31/07/2018

57 North Presents: The Ghost Tape

New Aberdeen-based alt-rock duo The Ghost Tape released their first tracks online earlier this month.

The band also play The Wolfstock Music Festival at Banff Castle in Aberdeenshire on the 1st of September.

They’ll be in the studio, with our host Lou, on 57 North Presents on Monday the 23rd of July from 8pm–10pm.

Date added: 18/07/2018

Supporting Local Music

One of the main activities of this strand of SHMU work is to support local music.  Here’s what we’ve been doing recently to provide a platform for emerging local talent.

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Commercial arm/shmuTRADE

Do you want to record in our state-of-the-art studio? Are you a community choir, school band, poet, playwright or musician? We can offer very competitive rates for recording promotional CDs that your organisation can then sell for fundraising or use to promote your work. We can link everything to shmuFM so you can also find out how you can secure radio play or appearances on shows running on our community radio station. To find out more about rates and services click here.