Funded by Creative Scotland's Youth Music Initiative and PRS For Music, Hit the Road and Music Plus are two free projects designed to help young people in Scotland aged 14-19 develop a career in music.

Here's what Hit the Road can do for you . . .

  • Offer early stage musicians aged 14-19 experience of a professional tour across Scotland
  • Develop artists’ understanding of the live sector, with expert masterclasses and workshops
  • Give opportunities for non-musicians real-life experience shadowing sound engineers, stage managers, photographers andmore while on the road

Hit The Road has helped develop some of Scotland’s most promising young artists, including: KLOE, JR Green, Model Aeroplanes, Be Charlotte, Indigo Velvet and Man of Moon.

You can apply for Hit The Road at

And here's what the Music Plus youth mentoring project has to offer . . .

Free one-to-one mentoring to 14-19-year-olds across Scotland

Matching young people's interests, location and genre with one of 70 music industry experts living throughout Scotland

It covers creative and technical roles from, including production, songwriting, vocal & instrument tuition, music business, journalism, photography and any career related to the Music industry

Covers any Music genre, from singer-songwriters and bands to DJs and Producers.

Music Plus launchpad for hundreds of young people interested in a career in music, including Emme Woods, JR Green, Scope, Iona Fyfe and bloggers Vinyl Noise.

You can apply for Music Plus at

Both projects are run by the Scottish Music Centre (located in City Halls, Glasgow), and both projects can secure performance slots and training roles for young people participating in the project at festivals including Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival and Electric Fields.