Leeds-based audio agency offers two paid internship programmes

Leeds-based audio agency This Is Distorted is offering a paid internship programme with space available for a January start.

Sonic Youth, backed by Youth Music, will give two young people in Yorkshire professional level production skills, access to industry networks, career coaching and a professional portfolio of work.

Andi Durrant, Director This Is Distorted said: “At This Is Distorted we are passionate about our Yorkshire roots and want to nurture new production talent and help open doors into what is a notoriously difficult profession to break into.”

Rebecca Lamb-Pritchard, Head of Marketing at This Is Distorted, said: “In the last 10 years the digital advancements in audio have made it much easier and accessible for anyone to start creating music and shows. But, it has also led to the closure and streamlining of many regional radio stations, making it even more difficult for people starting out in music and audio to access industry level coaching and mentoring.

“We are proud to be partnering with Youth Music UK to ensure young people in Yorkshire are given the opportunities to nurture their talent and work in the music and audio industries.”

Matt Griffiths, Youth Music CEO adds: “It’s crucial we enable more young people to make, learn and earn in music, whatever their background or goal. That’s why we’re excited to invest in innovative organisations like This is Distorted, who are leading the way with their dedication to diversifying music. It’s really inspiring to see their Sonic Youth initiative removing barriers into the music industries for young people in Yorkshire, and hope it prompts others to take proactive steps that will equalise the sector.”

Applicants have until midnight on January 19th 2024 to apply and need to be aged 18-25 from the date the scheme commences, they don’t need to have qualifications or previous work experience, they do need to be able to demonstrate passion for electronic music and the audio industry and a raw skillset.

And for any questions please get in touch with us at hello@thisisdistorted.com

The project is backed by Youth Music, thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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