What Kinda Music

19th March 2020

CICAS® artist Yussef Dayes is one of the UK’s most innovative young drummers and producers, best known for work with his brothers in United Vibrations and as one half of duo Yussef Kamaal. His sound flows flawlessly from jazz, to jungle, grime and beyond. As well as becoming a new father, Yussef has released the … Read More

Simple Things ft. Frank Harper

9th March 2020

Chainska Brassika has a new single, Simple Things ft. Frank Harper released on Friday 6th March 2020. Check out the video. Can spot the other CICAS® and CAPs members dancing in the audience? Chainska Brassika were SXSW this month, performing at the British Music Embassy, Cedar Street Courtyard on 15th March and the SXSW Official Showcase at Flamingo Cantina … Read More

Highlights of MMC’s 25th anniversary celebration

2nd March 2020

On Monday 20th February MMC celebrated our silver jubilee with a night of live performances, DJs and special guests. That’s 25 years supporting young creatives at The Midi Music Company! Held for our first ever performance at the 100 Club, London’s iconic live music venue, thanks to the generous support from Lee & Thompson funding the … Read More

Jelly Cleaver wins 2020 Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award

27th February 2020

Congratulations to Jelly Cleaver on winning the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award. The award is a partnership between the Steve Reid Foundation and PRS Foundation, that gives emerging artists that make outstanding music an opportunity to receive support in the form of: a grant of up to £1,500 to help with creative goals and career development mentoring from … Read More

Penniless Cove launches new album Onion Peel

19th February 2020

CICAS® artist Penniless Cove aka Phoebe Osborne, launched a new album Onion Peel. The launch took place with a night at Servant Jazz Quarters on Wednesday 19th February 2020. Following her live performance on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends last year, she released a series of singles starting with Magpie in August 2019 and followed by … Read More

MMC Celebrates 25 Years with a night at the 100 Club

13th February 2020

The Midi Music Company is 25! We’re celebrating this huge milestone with a night of LIVE MUSIC, DJs and SPECIAL GUESTS at London’s legendary 100 Club. MMC are kindly supported by law firm Lee & Thompson as its Charity of the Year 2019/20 to celebrate our 25th anniversary, with a line up featuring past and present members of our talent development programme CICAS®: BARBARELLA’S BANG … Read More

Nardeydey Emerging 2020 Artist on Gilles Peterson’s Shakedown

31st January 2020

Nardeydey, aka CICAS® guitarist, singer-songwriter Shirley Tetteh was featured on BBC Radio 6’s Gilles Peterson Shakedown show as one to watch, an Emerging 2020 Artists, aired on 8 January 2020. Gilles says Shirley is one of his ‘favourite songwriters and guitarists in the UK‘. We agree! Listen back from 25:40. Get social with Nardeydey: Instagram instagram.com/nardeydey Twitter twitter.com/nardeydey  

Terra Viva Boomtown 2019 Video

23rd January 2020

Terra Viva played the iconic Boomtown Festival in 2019 alongside the Extinction Rebellion crew on stage! Catch the vibe here: Music by Terra Viva. Filmed and produced by Davy Pinnuck (www.take12media.com). Find out more about Terra Viva at www.terravivamusic.com or follow @terravivamusic.

Syd Nukuluk ‘Data X Change’

16th January 2020

Syd Nukuluk, aka Luke Kulukundis has a new EP Data X Change featuring French-British rapper Monika and backed by CICAS® artists Waz (Isaac Baden-Powell on drums and keys) and Sienna Bordello (vocal samples). Get yours and listen at Bandcamp. Data X Change explores what it means to be a songwriter in a digital, with abstracted guitar as … Read More

New Patron at MMC

9th January 2020

We’re back and all excited about the new year. So, it is with great pleasure that we announce that we are being joined by a new patron at The Midi Music Company, Skin. Some of you may remember we held a sensational Music Explosion special audience with Skin last year. We are so pleased that she has … Read More

The Breakout Club November 2019

5th December 2019

MMC’s quarterly live showcase of emerging artists and new talent was held for the first time at its Deptford home this autumn. Featuring: D-kel & Los Bandidos, Toya Delazy, Shunaji & Brodie McBride The next Breakout Club will be in March 2020. Watch this space! Want to know more about MMC’s talent development programme CICAS®? … Read More

Chainska perform live on the Robert Elms Show

27th November 2019

Amazing live session from ska collective Chainska Brassika on BBC Radio London’s Robert Elms Show, Monday 25th November. We were treated to their current release ‘Calm City’ and upcoming single ‘Simple Things’. Chainska are managed by MMC Executive Director, Wozzy Brewster OBE FRSA. Don’t worry, if you missed it you can listen back here from 3:08:45

Moses Boyd’s Dark Matter

21st November 2019

CICAS® artist Moses Boyd has announced the upcoming release of his new album Dark Matter. Out on 14th February 2020, it’s threads the raw energy of grime and afrobeats with the rolling club rhythms of the London underground, combined with the freewheeling creativity and collaborative spirit of his jazz training. Moses has had a busy … Read More

Angelina Luzi Judges Finals of Tour Music Fest 2019

14th November 2019

CAPS artist and one-time MMC Production Intern Angelina Luzi, will be on the judging panel for the Tour Music Fest European finals on Saturday 7th December 2019! Created in Italy, the contest has grown into a Europe-wide singing competition. Prizes include bursaries with Berklee College of Music, funding and international tours! Angelina joins the notorious Italian … Read More

New Release: Amy Fitz Doyley – Ears

6th November 2019

Amy Fitz Doyley’s Debut Single ‘Ears’ MMC is loving the debut single Ears from Creative Associate Professionals (CAPS) artist, Amy Fitz Doyley, released on Wednesday 6 November 2019 from Light Factory Records. Check it out! Amy will be supporting Deborah ‘Debris’ Stevenson’s at the Southbank Centre on Sunday 17 November. Find out more at the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Lee & Thompson Charity of the Year 2019-20

29th October 2019

Law firm Lee & Thompson have chosen MMC as Charity of the Year, 2019-20! MMC is delighted to announce that staff at Lee & Thompson have chosen to support our work by fundraising for our charity for one year. Lee & Thompson’s Managing Partner Reno Antoniades commented: “We are very proud to be able to announce our partnership … Read More

Music: the rhythm of my life

17th October 2019

What does music mean to you? I recently read an article that asked me this question and it got me thinking; music can be many different things for many different people. Music can be: an escape, an identity, a way to comprehend overwhelming emotions, or it could simply be a way of entertainment. In short, … Read More

What music means to me

19th September 2019

Hey! My name is JoJo and I’m in year 11 at Kingsdale Foundation School, just about to start my final year of GCSEs. Music has always played a large part in my life. Even as a young boy I would jump around the kitchen vigorously playing my air guitar and dancing all over the place. Soon … Read More

WE ARE HIRING an Experience Office Administrator

4th September 2019

South London’s leading creative hub, artist development and music education charity is seeking an: Experienced Office Administrator Salary £18,000 – 4 days per week PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY. Applicants MUST have minute-taking experience, excellent communication, administrative and organisational skills, PLUS excellent IT skills, including EXCEL, social media and database management. Applications must be submitted by … Read More

Terra Viva Launches Website

22nd August 2019

Terra Viva have launched their sparkling new website! The South London based, five piece band was created by CAPS front woman and songwriter Angelina Luzi and bass player, backing vocalist and songwriter Devid Dell’ Aiera to explore its Italian roots, mixing their unique sound with a London twist.  The social and political topics touched on by their lyrics … Read More

My Experience at MMC

22nd July 2019

My first task in my work experience at The Midi Music Company (MMC) involved social media promotion for events coming up at MMC, interacting with other organisations and charities by liking and retweeting, posting about the organisation’s new charity link with Amazon, and promoting the recent CICAS podcast. I also gained an insight in the … Read More

NEW! Toya Delazy’s CICAS® Podcast Interview

27th June 2019

East London based producer singer and producer, Toya Delazy joins us for this month’s CICAS® podcast interview. Find out how her blend of Jazz, Electro and Hip-Hop has won her multiple awards in South Africa and inspired her journey to London’s creative melting pot. Get social with Toya Facebook Instagram SoundCloud Spotify

How music inspired me to dance

6th June 2019

Hi. My name is Rana (Ra-naa) and I go to Prendergast School. I have been dancing since I was twelve years old until now, halfway through my GCSE course. Music plays a massive role in my life as a dancer. A person can create a piece of choreography influenced by the music, from the rhythm … Read More

April CICAS® Podcast – James Beau Barclay

25th April 2019

James Beau Barclay started off the year by taking on the challenge to release a song a month for 2019, starting with his heart warming love song ‘My Head Is Healing’. Join us as James talks about his inspiration, the importance of setting goals and much more. Get social with James Instagram Facebook Twitter Spotify

The Breakout Club – 25 March 2019

11th April 2019

The Breakout Club is MMC’s quarterly showcase featuring artists from our CICAS® programme. Entry is FREE to this night of live, new music and open mic, alongside the finest DJs and hosts South of the River. The Breakout Club gives CICAS® artists a performance platform, creative networking opportunities and a chance for those  interested in … Read More

Fairbeats! are hiring

9th April 2019

Fairbeats! are hiring: Creative Ukulele Leader – Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers & a Music Relationships Coordinator MMC partner, Fairbeats!, delivers music sessions with young refugees, asylum seekers and new migrants in Lewisham, Kingston, Wandsworth and Southwark, working in partnership with community support centres and supplementary schools. Fairbeats! are looking for an experienced Ukulele Leader to join … Read More

AIM Connected 2019

3rd April 2019

The Midi Music Company official partner, AIM (Association of Independent Music), have generously donated free bursary tickets for several events, including their flagship three-day conference, AIM Connected 2019. Day 2 featured CICAS® artist and producer Moses Boyd sharing the stage & insights with House music artist Kiddy Smile & Guardian and NY Times journalist Kate Hutchinson, for a … Read More

MMC Takeover the London Landmarks Half Marathon

27th March 2019

The London Landmarks Half Marathon is a race arranged by baby charity, Tommy’s to raise funds for a variety of charities. The race takes place in the City of London, taking in all of the captial’s landmarks. On Sunday 24thMarch MMC performed at two stages, with 10,000 runners passing by. It was an early start … Read More

Creative Show & Tell

13th March 2019

Lewisham Live Festival: Creative Show & Tell Saturday 30th March 2019, 12 noon – 7pm Venue: The Midi Music Company, 77 Watson’s Street, Deptford, London SE8 4AU Lewisham Young Mayor’s Team working in partnership with The Midi Music Company present a one-day interactive event, providing creative workshops, and industry panel with professionals from the music business … Read More

The Medicine of Sound

6th March 2019

Hello, my name is Zion and I have put this together by looking at other articles. The idea is to give you a deeper understanding of how music helps people through negative times. Music can cure depression or at least help the person diagnosed with it. There is normal therapy, then there is music therapy. … Read More

Nacho’s Legacy

4th March 2019

Christina Parera recently contacted The Midi Music Company with the kind offer of a donation. Her son, Nacho, a locally-based musician and DJ, died suddenly in December 2018. Christina was keen that his musical legacy should continue, and thanks to her, The Midi Music Company is now the custodian of Nacho’s guitars. The first of four … Read More

5 EP Launch Party

15th February 2019

Leah Vee Debut EP Launch Party Friday 15th February 2019, 7.30pm – 10pm Pilpel, 21 Lime Street, London EC3V 1PL Singer, songwriter and rap artist Leah Vee is hosting a party to celebrate the release of her debut EP ‘5’ on Friday the 15th of February. Two years of love and dedication were poured into the project, which combines … Read More

AIM Sync 2019

15th January 2019

New AIM Sync Licensing Conference BIG UP to the Association of Independent Music for supporting MMC artists Mic Assassin and intern Barbara aka Barbarella’s Bang Bang to attend the new global AIM Sync conference, 28th January 2019 at the Barbican Centre. If you are SERIOUS about moving your music career forward… GET INVOLVED!!! Details available … Read More

WANTED: Experienced Premises Co-ordinator

2nd January 2019

South London’s leading creative hub, artist development and music education charity is seeking an: Experienced Premises Co-ordinator Salary £22,500 (£18,000 Pro Rata P/T) – 4 days per week Applicants must have excellent Health & Safety, Safeguarding, Building Management, Fire Safety and COSHH training/understanding with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a professional environment. Must have excellent … Read More

The Breakout Club – 26 November 2018

8th December 2018

The Breakout Club Monday 26th November 2018 Featuring Terra Viva, Barbarella’s Bang Bang, STARS & Ciara Vizzard. The Breakout Club on Monday 26th November at South London’s rocking live music venue, New Cross Inn. The next Breakout Club will be on Monday 8th July 2019. Save the date! Tickets available at: the-breakout-club-tickets.eventbrite.co.uk Want to know more, … Read More

WE ARE HIRING: Experienced Premises Coordinator

8th October 2018

We are hiring! South London’s leading creative hub, artist development and music education charity is seeking an: Experienced Premises Co-ordinator Salary £22,500 (£18,000 Pro Rata P/T) – 4 days per week Applicants must have excellent Health & Safety, Safeguarding, Building Management, Fire Safety and COSHH training/understanding with a minimum of 4 years experience in a professional environment. … Read More

Cancer

4th October 2018

Cancer Written by Bella, aged 14 Aspiring Young Musicians (AYM), MC/Spoken Word Short Course, Autumn 2018. Celebrating young talent on National Poetry Day, Thursday 4th October 2018.   Inbred from Lucifer, I never mean to. I just can’t seem to put a stop to her Tearing apart families and killing all the innocent, I wish … Read More

Courtyard Graffiti Art Project pt.3

3rd October 2018

Cultural Celebration continued… United Vibrations MMC alumni and acclaimed band United Vibrations consists of brothers Ahmad (trombone), Kareem (bass guitar), and Yussef Dayes (drums) together with Wayne Francis) (Saxophone. Their sounds are a unique Afrobeat-influenced, genre-defying, jazz blend. The story goes, they are messengers from Inner Space, travelling the world and seeking those who are ready to … Read More

Courtyard Graffiti Art Project pt.2

20th September 2018

Cultural Celebration continued… Claye MMC’s 2004 ARCO Music Media graduate, Claye is an established artist, songwriter and producer imprinting his talent on everything he touches. Born Clayton Morrison, Claye has established himself as a brilliant reggae artist, multi-genre songwriter and producer. He was one of the first songwriters/producers in the UK to sign to Jay Z’s Roc … Read More

MMC’s Courtyard Graffiti Art Project

6th September 2018

Cultural Celebration with Graffiti Art Project Time had taken its toll on our courtyard here at The Midi Music Company (MMC). So, along with the help of members from our Cre8tiv® Choir, who ran The Vitality Big Half marathon and raised £185 in donations, we renovated the outside area.  Thanks Anita and Nadine! The graffiti … Read More

#RiffSustainably: Teaser

2nd May 2018

MMC in partnership with Ocean Generation launched the first #RiffSustainably conversation, looking at problems and solutions to sustainability within the music industry. We had a wonderful mixture covers of Joss Stone’s track ‘Oceans’ from our CICAS® artists. Sustainability starts with each of us; why not join the conversation: #RiffSustainably #MyOceans Watch the full video here … Read More

Musicians Union Conference 2017

26th July 2017

CICAS® Member Amy Fitz Doyley attended the Musicians’ Union Delegate Conference 2017 in Brighton this month. Check her music out Here  

The Breakout Club June 2017

26th July 2017

The Breakout Club Monday 26th June 2017 Featuring Brodie McBride, Fhretoric and Barbarella’s Bang Bang! If you would like to get involved with CICAS® please email admin@themidimusiccompany.co.uk for a 1:1 appointment, or call 020 8694 6093, or email theteam@themidimusiccompany.co.uk for further information on our music programme.

MY JOHANSSON NEW PERFORMANCES

3rd July 2017

Happy Midsummer! My Johansson has spent the past month at Echo Echo Dance Theatre in Derry, Northern Ireland, researching and beginning the creation of her new piece ‘Now at once’ everyone is invited to a sharing of the piece so far, as well as some upcoming performances of her older pieces and a new comissioned … Read More

EVENT: PULL UP

3rd July 2017

Having built a reputation for their house party style club nights, Khalid and Conrad arrive in Peckham for a night at Canavans. Expect to hear Grime, Afro Beats, Trap and everything you can dab, lean and bop, grind up on a pengting and put your gunfingers in the air to. Join the dance trains and … Read More