Archive for August, 2020

Recruiting a Producer for our new Girls Programme

Posted on: August 21st, 2020 by Zoe Carassik-Lord No Comments

Pie Factory Music is seeking a creative and organised Producer to facilitate the Girls Programme strand of our Emerging Artists Programme, funded by Youth Music.

During our pilot of the Thanet Emerging Artists Programme in 2018-19, we noticed that girls were significantly underrepresented in those who applied to be Young Producers, and the events were attended by a vast majority of boys. As we know that women are drastically underrepresented in the music industry (as BBC Radio One’s DJ Annie Mac’s broadcast [March 2016] on the subject of women in the music industry points out, women make up less than 15% of writers registered at PRS and less than 15% of performers booked to play UK festivals are women), we felt we needed to provide a space for girls specifically to develop their musicianship as part of the next phase of the programme. This is why we have developed a Girls Programme that runs alongside our main Emerging Artists Programme (formerly the Young Producers programme). The Girls Programme is open to up to 15 young people who identify as female or genderqueer aged 13-18.

The appointed person would be expected to start mid-September 2020, working with one cohort of participants, and finishing in mid-September 2021.

How to apply

Click here to download the job description and person specification (pdf)

Click here to download the application form (Word document)
Click here to download the application form (pdf)

Send completed application forms to Please note, CVs will not be accepted.

The deadline for applications is Friday 4 September 2020, 12pm.

Film scoring workshop and competition

Posted on: August 18th, 2020 by Zoe Carassik-Lord No Comments

This workshop has now taken place, but the competition is still open!

Re-watch the workshop with Michael here, and then click the links below to download the information sheet and watch the film clips to work on your own film scores to enter into the competition!

When you’ve completed your score, email it to to be in with a chance of winning a prize! Submissions for the competition close on Thursday 10 September, and winners will be announced as part of the Ramsgate Festival of Sound.

Click here to download the information sheet to help you write your score >

Watch the film clip (with dialogue) here:

Watch the film clip (no dialogue) here:


Have you ever wanted to be a film composer? 
Now’s your chance to have a go, and win some great prizes too!

Pie Factory Music and award-winning film/TV composer, Michael J McEvoy (Finding Your Feet, Jazz Ambassadors, Me and Orson Welles) are offering an online workshop for 14-19 year olds. Using a clip from the anime film ‘Vexille’, Michael will talk the participants through his creative process and answer their questions about how he became a composer.

Afterwards, there’ll be an opportunity to score a short film sequence and two weeks to work on your entry. All entries will be reviewed by Michael and the Pie Factory Music team, and winners will be announced during the Ramsgate Festival of Sound. The fantastic prizes are Amazon vouchers to the value:

How to get involved

To take part in the online workshop via Zoom, send us a Direct Message (DM) on our Instagram account @PieFactoryMusic with your name and age. We’ll then send you the link to join the Zoom workshop, which will take place on Friday 28 August, at 3pm. The workshop will last for an hour and quarter, with 15 minutes at the end for questions.

The deadline to enter your own compositions into the competition judged by Michael and the Pie Factory Music team is Thursday 10 September.

We know there’s lots of incredible talent in the local community and look forward to you joining in this special session.