What is YFT?
YFT is a platform that allows artists to book ‘One on One’ sessions with industry professionals from around the world. YFT gives new and emerging artists access to the knowledge that managed artists get everyday.
YFT will be launched on the 5th of October with the YFT incubator which will see 5 artists receive career development over a 6 month period. In 2020 we're working with Onelove, Muso, Emanate, designer Kris Andrew Small and Loose Change Publishing to deliver the incubator, with each artist receiving:
Fortnightly sessions via YFT with industry professionals.
A release on one of Onelove’s label imprints
Inclusion on at least two Loose Change virtual writing camps
Co-writing opportunities for both local and international artists
Creative Direction session with Kris Andrew Small
Gav’s decade of experience within the industry began with Brisbane based duo YesYou, who toured with the likes of Rufus Du Sol, Ms Mr, Midnight Juggernauts as well as releasing music on Yuksek’s label (Partyfine), Wonderlick/Sony and Onelove. In 2016 Gav stepped into artist development, where his artist went to sign worldwide publishing deals, tour with the likes of SG Lewis, Jhene Aiko, The Rubens and see more than 30 million streams across their written works.
Gav went onto work at Queensland’s peak music body QMusic, where he delivered workshops throughout the state to new and emerging artists and worked as Artist Liaison at BIGSOUND. Gav now splits his time between publishing venture Loose Change and LA based management company Vitalic Noise who look after the likes of Hermitude, Bag Raiders and Miami Horror.
Tim is a Director at PWC and Head of Training Product Development. With experience working with registered Training Organisations with quality, student experience and compliance matters. I have also worked in the Queensland Government as Senior Policy Adviser to the Minister for Education, Training and Employment.
In my Government work, I was responsible for the whole of sector review of VET in Queensland (Skills and Training Taskforce) and the implementation of the Taskforce's recommendations (including the transition to an industry led advisory commission and the transition of TAFE to a statutory body).
My international experience includes projects in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates related to economic analysis, public policy and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of public sector entities.
Chloe is an emerging artists and currently going through the same learning experience as most of the artists that will be using the platform. Chloe's role is going to be incredible important in developing the community around YFT.
What are we looking for?
We know that to make this a go to place for artists in the future we need to be working with strong industry partners, people we know and trust. Initially we'd be looking for:
- Help securing a minimum of 6 high level guests over a 12 month period.
- Founding partners to help develop the platform across Australia and other territories as they come online.
- A place to turn to for advice and support
What WFT is offering
As a founding partner we are offering equity in the business for an initially period of commitment to be discussed. We are looking to secure a founding partner in each key territory with LA based Management company Vitalic Noise confirmed for the US.
You can check out the lean canvas below