Bristol's Noods Radio launch new internship scheme

Bristol's Noods Radio launch new internship scheme

Posted on: 01 Dec 2020

The station are on the lookout for two Label Assistants as part of their new Test Pressing project.


Noods Radio have today (Tuesday 1 December) launched Test Pressing, a new internship scheme for young people funded by Youth Music.


From early March until the end of October 2021, the Stokes Croft-based station will be employing two Label Assistants as paid interns, who will be working closely with the Noods team to release a series of records.


Available to anyone aged between 18 and 25, applications for the positions will remain open until Sunday 17 January. Find out more and apply via the Noods Radio website.



Founded in 2015 and born from Sunday morning music sessions, Noods has emerged in recent years as one of Bristol's best-loved radio stations, home to a wide range of sounds and styles from artists based across the city and beyond.


Proudly independent, Noods host everything from weekly residencies to exclusive live sets and all-day takeovers, broadcasting live seven days a week from their Stokes Croft HQ.


Alongside nationwide youth development charity Youth Music, Noods' Test Pressing scheme offers young people the chance to get hands-on in a busy musical environment, providing vital experience to those looking to break into the industry.


The Label Assistants will work alongside the Noods team to release a series of records on the station's in-house label, commissioning young artists and designers and liaising with engineers, pressing plants and media contacts.


Successful applicants will benefit from a structured training programme covering every step of planning, releasing and promoting a record, collaborating with established partners including Saffron, Crack Magazine and Timedance among others.



Speaking on the launch of the Test Pressing project, Noods Radio Director Leon said: “We’re overwhelmed about receiving this funding and we can’t wait to meet our future team members.


"This opportunity is the beginning of us growing the employed team at Noods and a huge stepping stone for our organisation."


Timedance boss Batu, meanwhile, added that Noods is "a really important community" for Bristol, offering a wide range of opportunities for people starting out in music.


"We're keen to offer some of our experiences and hopefully offer some inspiration for people looking to do the same," he said.


Label Assistants will be expected to work one day a week from March - October 2021, with extra time put aside for mentorship and masterclasses.


Amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the scheme will be adapted to meet the appropriate safety criteria wherever necessary. 


For more information on Test Pressing, to find out more about Noods Radio or to apply for one of two Label Assistant positions, head to the station's website.

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