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Pitch is Scotland’s new hip hop and underground culture conference

Pitch, Scotland’s conference of hip hop and underground culture is taking place on 27th August 2022 at three venues in the heart of Glasgow’s east end.

Pitch Scotland aims to forge new networks across genres and disciplines, while celebrating the culture and diversity of contemporary Scottish hip hop and underground communities.

Open to all from age 16 and above, Pitch Scotland will feature representatives from across the music industry, skills workshops, panel discussions, speed-meeting sessions and performances, including DJ sets, spoken word artists and a live showcase.

Pitch360 will offer a community networking space specifically for under 18s and a programme of workshops led by organisations such as independent college the Academy of Music and Sound and Music Plus, a free mentoring scheme offering skills and support to young people across a range of music industry roles from performance to business.

Pitch Scotland will host its events at live music venue Saint Luke’s, community arts venue The Space and Many Studios.

The evolution to Pitch Scotland reflects the event’s multi-venue expansion, international outlook and emphasis on the relationship between creativity and commerce and how artists and industry professionals can be empowered in their careers.

Richy Muirhead, SAMAs producer says: “(…)(HANG) was one of the first opportunities for artists across backgrounds and genres to share a space, reflect on the past and celebrate the present. As the music scene recovers from the pandemic, Pitch will build on that foundation of individual and collective empowerment to show the world the strength and vibrancy of hip hop and grime in Scotland.”

Registration and tickets are available on the Pitch Scotland website

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